How does a car crash affect its child victims?

Did you know road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death worldwide for children and young adults aged five to 29? This is reflected in the World Health Organization's 2018 Global Status Report on Road Safety. As the National Children's Month comes to a close, Dr. Willie Saludares, head of the trauma department of the East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City, explains how road crashes affect children.



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