Project Info

Project Request Date: 2/13/2018
Project Requested By: Erika Janes for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (HANDS)
Principle Investigator: Paul Ross

Project Write-up

  • Information was requested on fatalities for a five year period for two age groups, birth to one and one to four.
  • The five year period of data used spans from 2012 – 2016.
  • In addition to fatalities for this time period (50), we also highlight the number of fatal crashes (46) to show that there were crashes with more than one fatality in the defined age group and time.
  • In addition to fatalities we also provide information about the type (if any) of restraint used as this information may be valuable.
  • It was noted that the HANDS staff check the knowledge of proper use of child safety seats during their in-home visits. We were able to tie fatalities to the use of these and other types of restraints including two fatalities involving an Air Bag. It should be noted that NHTSA recommends that children under 13 should sit in the back seat.

Follow-up

  • After initial discussion, the age range was extended to birth through age 10.
  • KTC helped to clarify the data where in some circumstances it appeared ambiguous.

Data Provided

YRAge at Collision TimeRestraint Use CodePosition In/On Vehicle CodeBrief Explanation
20120Installed/Not In UsePassengerno additional information
20120Installed/Not In UsePassengerno additional information
20122Child Safety SeatPassenger
20122No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20123Air BagPassengerbooster seat, seated behind driver.
20123No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20123Shoulder/Lap BeltPick Up BedMiscoded as pick up bed. Two children aged 3 killed in school bus crash.
20123Shoulder/Lap BeltPick Up BedMiscoded as pick up bed. Two children aged 3 killed in school bus crash.
20124Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20124Child Safety SeatPassenger
20124Child Safety SeatPassenger
20125Installed/Not In UsePassengerseat not found at location, driver claimed she used one, no evidence of seat found
20125Air BagPassengerchild in booster seat in rear of vehicle
20126Helmet Not UsedNo Data Availableriding bicycle struck by driver.
20126Lap Belt OnlyPassenger
20126Air BagPassengerrear passenger
20127Installed/Not In UsePassengerseat not found at location, driver claimed she used one, no evidence of seat found
20127No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20127Installed/Not In UsePassengernot wearing seatbelt
20129Installed/Not In UsePassengerejected from vehicle.
201210Installed/Not In UsePassengerno additional information
201210Air BagPassenger
201210Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20130Installed/Not In UseDrivermiscoded, adult
20132Installed/Not In UsePassengerno additional information
20132Not InstalledPassenger
20133Installed/Not In UsePassengerin car seat, but not buckled in.
20134Not InstalledPassenger
20135Installed/Not In UsePassengerdriver claimed booster seat was used, police could not locate it.
20135Air BagPassengerno additional information
20138Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20139Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
201310Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
201310Installed/Not In UsePassengerno seatbelt worn
20140Child Safety SeatPassenger
20140Child Safety SeatPassenger
20140No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20140Installed/Not In UsePassengercar seat used, but not buckled in.
20141No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20143Child Safety SeatPassenger
20143Lap Belt OnlyPassenger
20145Child Safety SeatPassenger
20145No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20145Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20145Lap Belt OnlyPassenger
20146Lap Belt OnlyPassenger
20147No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20147Lap Belt OnlyPassenger
20147Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20147Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20149HelmetPassengerATV
20149Not InstalledPick Up Bed
20150Child Safety SeatPassenger
20150Installed/Not In UsePassengermiscoded, adult
20151No Data ProvidedNo Data AvailableDuplicate because twins. No data because victims were pedestrians in a wagon.
20151No Data ProvidedNo Data AvailableDuplicate because twins. No data because victims were pedestrians in a wagon.
20151Child Safety SeatPassenger
20151Child Safety SeatPassenger
20151Child Safety SeatPassenger
20151Child Safety SeatPassenger
20152Child Safety SeatPassenger
20152Child Safety SeatPassenger
20153Installed/Not In UsePassengerno additional information
20153Installed/Not In UseDriverNot in use explanation: child high back booster seat was coded present. Bottom portion was on ground detached from top, still connected to seatbelt.
Driver explanation: Child accidentally engaged vehicle to drive position, was ejected and killed.
20154Installed/Not In UsePassengerchild in front seat
20154Air BagPassengerno additional information, position unclear but likely in rear (multiple adult passengers)
20154Not InstalledPassenger
20155No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20155Installed/Not In UsePassengerejected from vehicle, no additional information
20155Air BagPassengerejected from vehicle, position unclear but likely in rear (multiple adult passengers)
20155Air BagPassengerno additional information, position unclear but likely in rear (multiple adult passengers)
20155No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20155No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20157Installed/Not In UsePassengerinconclusive due to damage to vehicle
20159Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20159No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20159Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
201510No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
201510Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
201510Installed/Not In UsePassengerejected from vehicle, no additional information
201510Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20160Child Safety SeatPassenger
20160Shoulder/Lap BeltDrivermiscoded, adult
20160Child Safety SeatPassenger
20160Child Safety SeatPassenger
20161No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20161Helmet Not UsedPassengermiscoded… child riding on adult's lap, partially ejected.
20161Child Safety SeatPassenger
20161Child Safety SeatPassenger
20162No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20163Child Safety SeatPassenger
20164Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20164Installed/Not In UsePassengerno child seat used
20165Helmet Not UsedNo Data Availableriding bicycle struck by driver.
20165No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20167Helmet Not UsedNo Data AvailableNEED REPORT
20167Installed/Not In UsePassengerejected from vehicle, no additional information
20168Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
20168No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
20168Installed/Not In UsePassengerno additional information
20169Installed/Not In UsePassengerno seatbelt worn
20169Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
201610No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
201610Shoulder/Lap BeltPassenger
201610No Data ProvidedNo Data Available
201610No Data ProvidedNo Data Available

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