Firstly, that is horrible and I hope everything is okay now. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
Second, I think that the risk would probably be lessened if parents and coaches take a more active role in what the kid is doing. Easier said than done, I know. There are players with parent(s) working two or three jobs just to support the family. Plus, kids aren't always the most cautious to begin with.
The only thing we really can do is just educate players, coaches and parents.