LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) — A new video from the organization Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is being sent to birthing centers across the state as a major effort to save young children’s lives from head trauma.
This comes as new details emerge about a Louisville man accused of causing the death of his 1-month-old son. The arrest report said that 26-year-old Anthony Trice was home Friday with his son when he became frustrated because he was losing the video game he was playing.
The report said that Trice threw the game controller and then punched his son in the head. When the baby started screaming, the report said Trice tried to quiet him but dropped him. He gave the baby a bottle and set him upright, leaving him unattended while he was going to the bathroom.
When he came back, baby De’Anthony Trice was in distress, so his father called 911, according to the report.
De’Anthony’s grandmother is trying to raise money for the baby’s funeral on a GoFundMe page.
“I think it’s a much bigger problem than you might realize. I saw a statistic that an infant in the state of Kentucky is 70 times more likely to die from an abusive head trauma than they are from a motor vehicle accident,” said Dr. Kelly Duak with the University of Louisville Pediatrics.
The video made by Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky will be sent to birthing centers across the state. It highlights the dangers of head trauma to a child.
“We want to make sure that we understand that in a blink of an eye, we have the opportunity to impact a child’s life and with prevention and awareness we can stop tragedies from happening,” said Jill Seyfred with Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.