More than a decade after her mother accidentally backed over her, Clayton’s Miracle Molly and mom begin to heal

January 12, 2012

1/12/2012 San Jose Mercury News – Matthias Gafni Molly Avilez, 15, of Clayton is giving back to the community that helped her 14 years ago by organizing the “Keep paying it forward blood drive” held through the Red Cross as she helps at the registration table at Diablo Valley Middle School on Thursday Jan. 5, […]

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Winter Advisory: Don’t Leave Kids Alone in the Car

January 10, 2012

1/10/2012 Injury Board BLOG – Mark Bello (Farmington Hills, MI) You often hear about children being left in cars in the middle of the summer, but did you know that it can be equally dangerous during the winter months? Learn More: 2012-01-10-injuryboard-mark-bello-Winter Advisory

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Group wants mandatory back-up cameras for cars

January 8, 2012

1/8/2012 KNTV/CNN Hundreds of small children are killed or injured each year in the U.S. when a car backs up over them, often at home. Learn More: 2012-01-08-kntv-cnn

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Back Up Cameras: Push for 2012

January 5, 2012

1/5/2012 ceoutlook.com – Amy Gilroy There’s just enough consumer awareness about backup cameras that many people want one, but they don’t know it’s an aftermarket option at the car radio shop down the block. Learn More: 2012-01-05-ceoutlook

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Can cameras save lives?

1/5/2012 WWLP – Jean Elle Hundreds of small children are killed or injured each year in the U.S. when a car backs up over them, often at home. Learn More: 2012-01-05-wwpl

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Keep Your Kids Safe from Power Window Accidents

January 4, 2012

1/4/2012 Presented by Pamela Reyhan, Allstate Auto Insurance Power windows have the capacity to exert enough force to fracture or crush bones or even strangle a child. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study estimated that approximately 2,000 emergency room visits each year are caused by power windows. Learn More: 2012-01-04-allstate-power-window-partner-article

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Kids and Cars: Bringing awareness to backover accidents

January 2, 2012

1/2/2012 Joyce Perrelli, San Jose Parenting Examiner Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? How about resolving to always check your mirrors and blind spots when pulling out of a driveway in order to avoid an accidental backover accident? Learn More: 2012-01-02-sanjose-parenting-examiner

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Bay Area accidents highlight importance of children’s safety around vehicles

January 1, 2012

1/1/2012 San Jose Mercury News – By Paul Burgarino It’s hard to fathom how a young child can be accidentally killed outside his home by a loved one, but such tragedies happen more often than people might think. Learn More: 2012-01-01-sanjose-mercury-news

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Yencey Ayala

June 6, 2004

Yencey Ayala – June 8, 2004 Tot dies after her neck becomes stuck in car’s power window 06/08/2004 Associated Press A 3-year-old Farmers Branch girl was accidentally asphyxiated when her neck became caught in the power-operated window of a pickup truck, the Dallas County medical examiner’s office has ruled. Police said Yencey Ayala was reaching […]

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Cade Wright

June 30, 2003

Cade Wrigth – June 30, 2003 On June 30, 2003, Lisa and Brian Wright were visiting a crowded snow-cone stand on a hot summer day in Groves, TX with their son, Cade. Their family outing ended in tragedy when 3-year-old Cade was killed in the parking lot by the snow-cone stand. The boy was struck […]

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