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J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 Jan-Feb;18(1):46-8.

Ice-cream truck-related injuries to children.

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Children's Hospital-San Diego, California, USA.


Few studies exist on the cause and nature of injuries to children from ice-cream truck-related accidents. We reviewed the medical records of 11 children with orthopedic injuries treated at Children's Hospital-San Diego from 1985 to 1995 for injuries in such accidents. Of nine children on their way to or from an ice-cream truck who were struck by an oncoming vehicle, all were girls; eight had pelvic or lower-extremity fractures. When ice-cream trucks park on the street, they pose a danger to children, because children are drawn to them, and the trucks' large size blocks the vision of oncoming drivers.

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