injuries to children

Fountain Three-Vehicle Accident Claims Life of 12-Year-Old

A 12-year-old boy was killed in a three-vehicle accident in Fountain, Colorado on September 23, according to a report by NBC 5 in Colorado Springs. The accident happened at the intersection of Plaza Boulevard and CO 85/87. The 12-year-old was the lone fatality of the wreck, but several others were injured, including a five-week-old girl,… read more

Two Teens Seriously Injured in Parasailing Accident

Last month, two 17-year-old girls were severely injured while parasailing in Florida, according to ABC News. Fox 59 in Indianapolis reported that the teens, Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good, who are from Huntington, Indiana and were on vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida when the accident occurred, were parasailing in tandem when their towrope broke… read more

Fourth of July Fireworks Accident Injures 39

According to a report by ABC 13 in Houston, 39 people were injured when a Simi Valley, California fireworks show went awry on the Fourth of July. The 39 people were part of a crowd of 10,000 gathered at a Southern California park to take in the fireworks show, an annual event since 1970. Those… read more

Girl Contracts Brain-Eating Amoeba From Water Park

Primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a deadly brain-eating parasite, has left 12-year-old Kali Hardig in critical condition at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, according to ABC News. It is believed that Kali acquired the rare form of meningitis from a sandy-bottom lake at Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, Arkansas. The parasite that causes this infection is an… read more

County Welfare Departments Ignore Child Abuse Claims

An ongoing report in the Denver Post chronicles a disturbing trend: county welfare departments are ignoring a large portion of child abuse claims. The children involved are dying from abuse and negligence. The report says that state law requires county child welfare departments to investigate claims of abuse when three criteria are present: Evidence of… read more

Dark Knight Massacre is Largest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

The town of Aurora, Colorado is still reeling from a devastating massacre that took place inside a movie theater. During the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, sole suspect James Holmes, 24, allegedly entered through an emergency exit and  unloaded four automatic weapons’ worth of ammunition into the crowd. As of this writing, 12… read more