Nonfatal Motor-Vehicle-Related Backover Injuries Among Children - United States, 2001-2003

This article describes how Motor-Vehicle (MV) related backovers, incidents involving children being struck by or rolled over by a vehicle moving in reverse, represent a risk for severe injury and death. In order to characterize nonfatal MV backover injuries among children, CDC analyzed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP). This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which determined that, during the years 2001-2003, an estimated 7,475 children (2,492 per year) aged 1-14 years were treated for nonfatal MN backover injuries in the United States. The report also highlights differences in type and severity of MV backover injuries by age and it underscores the need for effective intervention.

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  • Authors:
    • Schroeder, T
    • Irish, C
    • Gotsch, K
    • Holmgreen, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-2-18


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  • Accession Number: 01000839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2005 12:29PM