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Play it safe this summer

Kids riding bikes

Ball games, rollerblading, bike riding — the play time and activities that kids look forward to in the summer months can bring extra worry for the parents.

With warmer weather comes more risks of accidents and injuries, and not only from the physical contact of sports and outdoor activities.

Injuries from hot cars and unintentional falls are just as common. In fact, each year in the United States, window falls account for approximately 5,000 injuries to children ages 10 and under.

Safe Kids Des Moines Coalition Coordinator Janna Day says even if you think things like vehicular heat or...




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