Crashes main cause of child deaths
Crashes on the highway remain the leading cause of death for America's children, but use of child seats and booster seats contributed to a decline in the number last year, according to federal statistics released Wednesday.
Four percent of the 33,808 traffic fatalites in 2009 took the lives of children 14 and younger, according to the latest numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The new statistics indicated that 23 children 14 or younger died in Virginia accidents in 2009, 16 died in Maryland and one died in the District.
-- Ashley Halsey III
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