Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI: Golf Carts, Off-Road Vehicles, Lightning Strike, Youth Football, and More

September 29, 2017

Here is our ICYMI roundup of noteworthy news and articles for September 2017.

Dangers of Football Before Age 12

New study reported increased odds of neurologic and emotional difficulties in adults who played any level or type of football before age 12, regardless of concussion history.

Asking Saves Kids Campaign Shows Success

The Asking Saves Kids Campaign (ASK) resulted in parents feeling more comfortable asking about guns where children play, according to a new report.

Off-Road Vehicle Law Reduces Injury

A new study in Pediatrics reports that a Massachussetts law restricting off-road vehicle use by age, engine type, and private land use resulted in reduced injuries in children. We discussed the risk of off-road vehicle use in children in this recent blog post

Golf Carts Can Cause Serious Injury

A new report warns about the risk of serious injury, including head injury, in children riding in golf carts.

Struck By Lightning

This Washington Post article details a harrowing account of a father and his children when they were struck by lightning.  

The Other Side of a Fatal Injury

This New Yorker article provides a compelling and worthwhile read on the psychological impact of unintentional fatal injuries on those who caused them.