Injury rate of children in traffic accidents in Russia are still high

Over 130 children and teenagers died and around 4,500 were injured in traffic accidents in January-April 2013, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said, reports Interfax.

 Astakhov said "The situation with the injury rate in traffic accidents remains disturbing… A total of 4,263 traffic accidents involving children under 16 were registered just in January-April 2013, in which 138 children died and over 4,500 were injured".