Molli R. Allison, 14-year-old, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on Friday, October 10, 2008.
In Oklahoma, Molli R. Allison was a passenger in Aaron T. Allision’s vehicle. They were driving together early Friday morning when they became involved in a serious car accident. Molli had to be extricated from the car by firefighters. She had serious head and internal injuries. Emergency personnel transferred her to Pauls Valley General Hospital where she died from her injuries. Aaron Allision was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital. Lester Mahoney, the driver of the other vehicle, was admitted to Norman Regional Hospital that day.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 2 – 14 years of age is motor vehicle accidents (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810803.PDF). Motor vehicle accidents are also the leading cause of acquired disability in children. Children make up approximately 5% of the accident fatalities. Approximately 6 children are killed and 700 children are injured every day in car crashes. Children living in rural counties are more likely to die in auto injuries than children living in urban areas. Details outlining what happened in this case have not been provided, but in general inexperienced teens driving at excessive speed as unrestrained drivers and passengers on single-lane roads are at the greatest risk for death or serious injury. A majority of car crashes occur within approximately 25 miles from home.
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