A study is repored which recorded the location of injuries, and their seveity according to AIS (Abreviated Injury Scale), and reviewed the sexes and ages of the injured persons. The study also compared the findings with those previousoy obtained from Stockholm in a similar study. It was found that only 91 bicyclists wre injured during 1982, of whom the majority were hurt on the separate bicycle pathway system. It was also found that 691 patients treated at the hospital during the period were caused by bicycle accidents. Most injuruies occured in 10-19 year old cyclists, and the frequency of casualties was highest during the summer months. Collision between bicycles and motor vehicles constituted only 9% of the accidents. Injuries of the extremities were the most common, and the injuries were less severe in Vasteras than those in Stockholm.

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • FRANZEN, G
    • Qvarnstrom, O
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 41-42
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 3-4
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 602
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM