Coliseum Medical Centers want you to stay safe this Halloween

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Witches, ghouls and monsters will roam the streets Tuesday night as trick-or-treaters begin their candy hunt. While it is a time for fun, the scary reality is it can be dangerous if you’re not aware of your surroundings.

Coliseum Medical  Centers want to make sure you don’t make a stop at the emergency room this Halloween.

“Trauma and accidents, they’re a disease. And the key for that is prevention,” said Coliseum  Emergency Services Director, Todd Braswell. “Pedestrian vehicle accidents involving children is the highest on Halloween of any other day of the year.”

Braswell says it is very important to be cautious when walking near the road.

“Crossing at marked crosswalks, staying in groups, using light colored clothing, having flash lights,” said Braswell. “Having an adult accompany kids. Kids are excited, they want to dart, run around and play. That’s how these accidents happen.”

Looking both ways can be difficult if you are wearing a mask.

“Keep the costumes simple, and masks,” said Braswell. “We’re not seeing that as much anymore and that’s good because they can obstruct your vision. Which will expose them to falling or things like that.”

Once you have made your rounds around the neighborhood, Braswell says, check your treats.

“Be careful about things that are not in a vendor marked, wrapped, packaged,” said Braswell. “If it looks like it may have been tampered with, could’ve gotten torn. It’s best and safe to throw it out.”

Following these simple tips will allow you to have a wicked time.

“Remember to keep these in mind in this very exciting and hectic night that’s supposed to be a lot of fun, just increase awareness,” said Braswell.

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