Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

Can children experience serious injuries on bikes?

Children can be very seriously injured in bicycle accidents, especially if they are not following proper safety steps.According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), head injuries accounted for 63 percent of all bicycle-related fatalities in children ages 0 to 19.

Helmets prevent brain injuries and are the most important piece of safety equipment for children riding bikes, according to the ODH.

Wearing other protective gear – such as knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards – can also protect children while biking and help prevent broken bone, according to the ODH.

Talk to your child’s doctor for more information about biking causing serious injuries.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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