Keep an eye on your children during the ‘back to school’ rush

While the back-to-school rush can be an exciting time for children and their parents (despite all the work associated with it), according to local health officials, it can also be dangerous.

Last year, in the first two months of the back to school rush, the London Health Sciences Centre treated patients who were hurt in over 78 severe collisions. According to Jane Harrington, Injury Prevention Specialist with the LHSC Trauma Program, 15% of those injured were children.

These injuries are usually the result of negligent behaviour and can be preventable. By driving the speed limit, avoiding distractions (cell phones and other devices) and taking extra precautions in school zones and neighbourhoods, you can avoid costly injuries and damages.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

“The summer has unofficially come to an end Tuesday morning for thousands of students across the region, as a new school term gets underway.

It’s an exciting time of the year for the little ones and their parents, but according to local health officials, it can often be dangerous as well.

Last year throughout September and October, the London Health Sciences Centre treated patients who were hurt in over 78 severe collisions.

Jane Harrington, Injury Prevention Specialist with the LHSC Trauma Program, says 15% of those injured were children.

“We want to keep people out of our trauma room,” said Harrington. “Seventy-eight severe motor vehicle collisions is quite high if you think about that being the worst of the worst. That doesn’t include the fender-benders and other things people may think of.”

To read more, visit: http://www.diamondlaw.ca/blog/keep-an-eye-out-students-are-heading-back-to-school

Jeremy Diamond

Jeremy Diamond was called to the Bar in 2008 and practices in the areas of Plaintiff personal injury litigation in Toronto.In addition, Jeremy was called to the State Bar of Florida in 2002. Since then, he has practiced as a personal injury attorney in both Florida and in Ontario.Prior to being called, Jeremy obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from York University in 1995 with a special interest in psychology. Thereafter, in 2001 he received his Juris Doctoris at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and also attended Osgoode Hall Law School.Jeremy has been working for the firm in different capacities since 1996 and is well versed in all areas of personal injury law. He has significant experience in helping clients with claims for motor vehicle accidents, occupiers liability matters, and representation of insured persons in first party accident benefit claims.

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