About 812,000 children 17 years of age or younger were treated in emergency departments for concussion or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in a single recent year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
About 1 in 220 children are seen in emergency rooms as a result of a concussion every year, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
How Children Get Concussions in a Car Accident
Striking head on hard surface in car
Violent jerking motion of the head without striking a hard surface