Car Accidents, Fires Top City Child Fatalities
By: NY1 News
TWC News: Car Accidents, Fires Top City Child Fatalities
Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.
out of 10
Free Video Views Remaining
To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.
Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
City officials talked about fire safety as they released Thursday the second annual Child Fatality Report.
The report is a review of preventable deaths among children aged one to 12 years old.
Fire was the second leading cause of death.
The report found one in four deaths were caused by children playing with matches.
Research also showed three-quarters of fires in which a child was killed could have easily been prevented.
"Keep matches lighters away from kids and do these other things we've talked about including getting smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It just saves lives," said Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppeta.
"When a child dies, a piece of New York's future dies as well," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
According to the report, the leading cause of death among children in the city was car accidents.