Helmets, engine size important in child deaths on ATVs

November 24, 2014 8:38 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Child deaths from crashes of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which dipped after 1985, began to climb again around 2001, and 12- to 15-year-olds accounted for more than half of all fatalities, according to a new study of Consumer Product Safety Commission data.

The data include kids killed at ages six through age 18, but deaths in each age group were influenced by different risks, the authors write.

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