Story: Child and youth health

Car crash, Dunedin, 2010

Car crash, Dunedin, 2010

Just under half of youth (15–24 years) deaths are caused by unintentional injuries, and of these, almost three-quarters are caused by car accidents. This car contained three young men in their late teens and a 21-year-old woman. Though there were no deaths, all were injured. At the time the photo was taken police said excessive speed was a major cause of the accident.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 28 August 2010, p. 3
Photograph by Stephen Jaquiery

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Youth health issues', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018