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Child deaths and injuries in driveways Volume 13 Issue 4

Rebecca Mitchell

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(4) 82 - 82 Published: 2002

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Rebecca Mitchell


The Commission for Children and Young People’s NSW Child Death Review Team 1998–99 Report found that, between 1996 and 1999, 17 children died after being reversed-over in home driveways in NSW. The number of children injured in this way was much higher. For example, between 1996 and 1998, 32 severely-injured children were admitted to the New Children’s Hospital at Westmead alone, after being reversed-over in home driveways.