Top Ten Accidents

The majority of injuries to children are unintentional; events that are often described as "accidents". Unintentional injuries account for about 96% of injury hospital admissions and about 90% of injury deaths in children up to 14 years of age. Most unintentional injuries are both predictable and preventable and result from a lack of child safety.

Transport related injury and drowning are the leading causes of injury related death for children aged 1 to 14 years in Australia. Falls and transport related injury are the two leading causes of injury related hospital admission.

The top 10 accidents for children and safety tips on preventing them: