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Now that summer is finally here, many people are spending their free time swimming, barbecuing and just having outdoor fun with friends and family. Although the summer season can bring a lot of enjoyment, it can also bring unexpected accidents that result in injuries. It’s important to always be aware of your surroundings and take proper precautions in the summer to avoid injuries.
Here are some common summertime accidents and ways to prevent them from occurring.
With warmer temperatures, more people are riding their bicycles outdoors. While riding a bike can provide both transportation and exercise, it can also be dangerous if you’re not careful. Bicycles are much smaller than vehicles, so some motorists may have trouble seeing bicyclists and crash into them. To reduce your risk of getting into a bicycle accident, always be aware of your surroundings, wear bright colored clothes and avoid distractions.
Summer is also the perfect time to take the kids to the local playground. Little children can entertain themselves for hours on the slide, swings and other playground equipment. Unfortunately, however, if the playground equipment is defective, kids are in danger of getting hurt. Before you allow your kids to use the equipment, check it for visible hazards.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming in a pool is definitely a favorite summertime pastime of many. However, if the proper precautions aren’t taken, people can suffer accidents in pools, especially children. Drownings, slip and fall accidents, drain entrapment and diving board accidents can all occur in swimming pools. That’s why children should never be allowed in a pool without adult supervision.
More people are on the road during the summertime. The more vehicles there are on the road, the more likely accidents are to occur. Some of these drivers may be coming in from out of town and may not be familiar with all the roads. To decrease your risk of getting into a car accident this summer, always drive defensively and don’t give into distractions.
Many people enjoy grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks on their patio or backyard during the summer. However, grilling can result in serious burn injuries if you don’t do it properly. To avoid injuries, frequently clean your grill, never leave your grill unattended and have a fire extinguisher nearby.