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In Pierce County, falls are the most common unintentional injury that requires a hospital stay for a child.
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children 14 and younger. These tragic accidents may appear to be random and outside our control, yet they tend to follow predictable patterns and often are preventable.