Halloween is tomorrow night and while the holiday can be fun for the whole family, it’s important to remember there are many dangers to be aware of. From Roanoke car accidents to slip and fall injuries, the chances of being injured on Halloween are significantly higher than most other nights of the year.
Risks by the Numbers
Data indicates Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children. There are an average of 5.5 fatalities involving a person younger than age 18 on this particular day of the year, as compared to the 2.6 deaths that are reported for other days.
Many believe the number is higher because of the increased number of drunk drivers that are on the road during the holiday.
What You Can Do To Stay Safe
An article from WDBJ 7 News explains there are several locations to take your child trick-or-treating that are considered safer than others. From 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, parents are welcome to bring their children to the Oak lane area, where registered sororities and fraternities from Virginia Tech will be handing out candy.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets is also distributing Halloween safety tips to elementary school children this week.
Have A Happy Halloween
At Skolrood Law Firm, we are aware of the numerous hazards associated with Halloween. That’s why our team of Roanoke personal injury lawyers is hopeful this information helps you and your loved ones to have a safe and fun holiday!