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Moscow and St. Petersburg are among the most dangerous regions for children

The VSK insurance house recorded a high level of child injuries in Moscow, St. Petersburg and four other cities

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03/24/2024 21:59

Moscow and St. Petersburg are among the Russian regions with the highest level of child injuries in 2023, Banki.ru reported with reference to the VSK Insurance House.

Also on the insurer’s list were Veliky and Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa and Irkutsk.

According to VSK statistics, in 5% of cases children were injured while playing sports (5%). The most common injuries were adolescents (94%), the least common were preschoolers (3%). It is noted that boys are injured much more often than girls (71% of insured cases).

The highest numbers due to pediatric injury claims occurred in March (17%) and April (16%). The fewest such incidents are recorded at the beginning of the school year (4%), VSK reported.

Previously, the Russian Union of Auto Insurers named Muscovites will be the most careful drivers in 2023.

Author Olga Gladkikh

Olga Gladkikh – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

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