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Child drawing with chalk on the pavement

Spot the Tot

Categories: Children's Health  /  News  /  trauma

So your old pickup or SUV has some miles on it, and it doesn’t have one of those backup cameras that come standard on new vehicles these days. Or maybe your vehicle does have a backup camera. It still has blind spots. You should know about Spot the Tot — an effort to prevent the all-too-common tragedy of drivers inadvertently striking young children with their cars. Often the child is their own. “We see far too many grieving family members who have backed over a child they didn’t see in their rearview mirror,” said Jennifer Northway, director of the adult and child …Read More >

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Four doctors in blue scrubs lean over a patient as they perform an operation

You versus car

Categories: Blog  /  Emergency care

It’s all too common at University Hospital for us to take care of people hit by cars and trucks while crossing the street — more than 200 a year, on average. Nationally, about one in 10 of these pedestrian injuries proves fatal, about 4,000 deaths per year. Texas ranks third in the nation in pedestrian deaths. Statistically, teens and young adults are the most likely to be rushed to emergency rooms across the country with these injuries — and a few of those have been in our local news in recent weeks. The saddest part is that almost all of …Read More >

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