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Evenflo, maker of the 'Big Kid' booster seat, put profits over child safety

Daniela Porat and Patricia Callahan, Propublica  |  Posted Feb 6th, 2020 - 1:47pm

Internal video of side-impact tests shows that children could be injured or killed in Evenflo's “Big Kid” booster seats. But the company continued to market them as “side-impact tested.”

Police search for neighborhood 'stranger' waving kids over to van

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 6th, 2020 - 7:36am

Police have urged parents to talk to their kids about “stranger danger,” after a man approached children in two separate incidents and waved them over to his van in Davis County.

2 Utah children accidentally shoot themselves in head on same day in unrelated incidents

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jan 30th, 2020 - 7:42pm

A 9-year-old Brigham City boy was hospitalized a little after 5 p.m. after accidentally shooting himself in the head, police confirmed.

A major shake-up is coming in Utah: Seismic safety steps, large and small

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Dec 31st, 2019 - 8:28am

As many buildings around Utah undergo seismic upgrades, Utah officials say you can be prepared for an earthquake as well.

Doorbell cam shows car following Riverton boy home; police looking for drivers

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 23rd, 2019 - 9:21pm

Don’t talk to strangers. Those wise words likely paid off for a Riverton boy who says he was followed home by two mystery men.

8-year-old girl severely burned after candle catches shirt on fire

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 18th, 2019 - 7:20am

An 8-year-old Idaho girl underwent surgery at the University of Utah Hospital after a candle caught her shirt on fire over the weekend, leaving her with severe burns.

2 Utah troopers' cars hit in separate freeway incidents

Gretel Kauffman, KSL; Mark Jackson, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Aug 7th, 2019 - 10:49pm

A highway patrol trooper's car was sideswiped on I-15 at about the same time another trooper's car was rear-ended on I-215.

Drowsy driving just as dangerous as drunken driving, doctor says

Kim Bojórquez  |  Posted Jul 11th, 2019 - 3:55pm

Those who average six hours of sleep or less are three times more likely to crash as a result of driving drowsy, according to Zero Fatalities.

Firefighters urge people to take firework safety, precautions seriously

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 4th, 2019 - 6:33pm

Most of us will be hearing the sounds and seeing the colorful bursts of fireworks in our neighborhoods. For those of you putting on the show, here are some reminders and safety tips from firefighters.

Mother shares story after son nearly drowned in neighborhood pool

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 4th, 2019 - 8:51am

Many people are enjoying the holiday by the pool with family and friends, but if you're not careful the fun could end in only a matter of seconds.

5 simple ways to keep your teens safe while traveling abroad this summer

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 6th, 2019 - 9:42pm

Are your teens just graduating into summer months with out-of-the-country trips planned? Have you watched "Taken" one too many times and the thought of your teen being out on their own in another country makes you nervous?

Child's near drowning in Utah cautions parents to remain vigilant with their kids around water

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jun 2nd, 2019 - 5:31pm

Drowning is the third-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1-14 in Utah. On average, one Utahn dies as a result of drowning every two weeks.

String of semitruck rollovers leads to safety concerns at major junction

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 28th, 2019 - 1:52pm

Several semitrucks rolled over a span of several days earlier this month at a major interstate junction in northern Utah.

Phone scammer pretending to be undersheriff introduced to real undersheriff

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 28th, 2019 - 11:32am

Man who pretended to be an undersheriff was introduced to the real undersheriff.

Family of 6-year-old girl who died in Vineyard auto-pedestrian crash speaks out

Ladd Egan, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 29th, 2019 - 8:39pm

The family of a 6-year-old girl who died after being struck by an SUV spoke about their daughter Friday.

Provo police encourage residents to prevent crimes with nightly routine

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 19th, 2019 - 6:35am

Provo police warn spring is the time of year they see an uptick in property crimes. So they've got a plan to help you stay safe and keep your valuables.

Utah woman survives life-threatening motorcycling accident, urges motorists to exercise caution

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Mar 8th, 2019 - 7:00pm

Motorcycling fatalities reached a five-year high in 2018 with 47 deaths on Utah roads. Heather McCollor, a motorcyclist who became a victim of a serious car crash last spring, believes that drivers need to be more cautious and aware of motorcycles.

Report: Historic increase in auto-pedestrian fatalities

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 3rd, 2019 - 12:37pm

Nationwide, it’s getting more deadly to walk to school, walk to work, or even walk your dog in your neighborhood. That’s according to a national study showing pedestrian fatalities at a 28-year high.

What to do if you’re caught in an avalanche

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 17th, 2019 - 9:27am

With 2019 being well above average in terms of snowfall, avalanche danger has increased causing a number of fatal accidents for snowmobilers and skiers alike. Here are some ways to protect yourself in the event of an avalanche.