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Family sues shopping center and engineering firm over fatal bicycle crash
Thursday, October 26th, 2017

  A 16-year-old girl was struck by a car in front of a shopping center while riding home from class on her bicycle on a January evening in 2016. Yessica Angel-Moreno suffered catastrophic injuries and passed away six days after the incident. Now, her family has filed a lawsuit against the shopping center and the engineering […]

Back-to-school safety
Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Quick safety tips and links for parents of young children going to school, including pedestrian safety, backpack safety, and bullying

Keep kids safe on the playground
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Most school-related injuries for children ages 5 to 14 happen on the playground. As schools across the country close for the summer, kids have more time to play – and more time to get injured. Safe Kids Oregon has tips for parents and caregivers to help children stay safe on the playground. Avoid playgrounds with asphalt, […]

5 Tips for Backpack Safety
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

If you have a school-age child, chances are good that you have heard them complain about the weight of their textbooks. While this may seem like mere inconvenience, backpacks filled with heavy textboxes could have long-term effects on your child’s shoulders, neck and back. Here are 5 ways you can help lighten the load on […]

Keeping Kids Safe Around Windows
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

At least 8 Oregon children have fallen from upper-story windows already this year, including a 2-year old Southeast Portland boy who fell out of a second-story window and fractured his skull.  Thousands of kids fall out of windows in the U.S. every year: the damage can be catastrophic, ranging from head injuries and internal bleeding […]

New Safety Guidelines Issued for Kids in Car Seats
Monday, March 21st, 2011

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised its guidelines for car seat safety.  The guidelines address three different types of child safety seats: infant seats, convertible seats, and booster seats.  The major change in the guidelines affects the convertible seats.  It is now recommended that children remain facing the rear of the vehicle until […]