Experts: 60 Children Injured Walking to School Every Day

The Two Rivers YMCA and Lincoln-Irving School are holding a Safe Routes to School workshop Thursday, October 17, 2013.

The Rock Island-Milan school district has participated in events like this before. Today, Moline’s Lincoln-Irving School will be examined. Just last week, Washington Elementary students participated in International Walk to School day in Moline.

Consultant Mark Fenton will check the walking paths for students at Lincoln-Irving. He will decide what routes are safe and what routes are not.

There haven’t been any major accidents with students walking to school lately. However, two pedestrians were hit on Route 150 near Coal Valley Saturday, October 12th.

Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for students from ages 3-14. Workers from the National Center for Health Statistics say more than 60 children are injured walking to school every day. Thursday’s event runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church in Moline.

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