Child deaths - driving in flood waters

Trends and issues paper no.4
27 February 2012

During December 2010 and January 2011, Queensland was devastated by a series of natural disasters, with 78% of the state being declared a disaster zone. During this period, six children and young people died in association with floodwaters. Of those, four were in vehicles that entered floodwaters. This two-page paper examines this danger.

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, 2012, Child deaths - driving in flood waters, Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (QLD), viewed 27 April 2017, <>.

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