Indiana child traffic injuries on the decline

June 29, 2010

In 2009, over 4,300 children (ages 0 to 15) were injured or killed in Indiana motor vehicle collisions, a three percent decrease from 2008. Approximately five percent of all children involved in 2009 Indiana collisions experienced serious or life threatening injuries, 35 were fatal, and 235 were reported as incapacitating. This fact sheet summarizes data trends and safety legislation at the national, state, and local levels on traffic collisions involving children between 2005 and 2009. Indiana data were extracted from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of March 1, 2010.