INJURIES AND CAUSES OF INJURY IN MOTORCYCLISTS INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS

VERLETZUNGEN UND VERLETZUNGSURSACHEN BEI TOEDLICH VERUNGLUECKTEN MOTORISIERTEN ZWEIRADFAHRERN

AN EVALUATION OF THE AUTOPSY FINDINGS FROM 142 FATALLY INJURED MOTORCYCLE RIDERS IS PRESENTED (68 MOPED AND MOFA (GERMAN LOW SPEED MOPED) RIDERS AND 74 MOTORCYCLISTS). 30 PERCENT OF THE FATALITIES WERE UNDER 18, 48 PERCENT UNDER 21 AND 71 PERCENT UNDER 40 YEARS OLD. WITH LOW CAPACITY AND HEAVY MOTORCYCLES 39 PERCENT WERE UNDER 18, 61 PERCENT UNDER 21 AND 82 PERCENT UNDER 30. HEAD INJURIES WERE THE MAIN CAUSE OF DEATH. ROUGHLY A THIRD (32 PERCENT) SUFFERED MOST SERIOUS INJURIES WHEN BEING RUN OVER BY ANOTHER VEHICLE; IN THESE CASES SKELETAL AND ORGAN RUPTURES PREDOMINATED. A LARGE PART OF THE RISK IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IS THAT OF BEING RUN OVER. OF THE 75 WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES, ONLY 2 WERE WEARING CRASH HELMETS. THE INTERACTION OF HEAD AND OTHER INJURIES IS DISCUSSED. IN A MOTORCYCLE PILLION RIDER WEARING A HELMET THE BASE OF THE SKULL WAS PENETRATED BY THE CERVICAL VERTEBRAE. THERE IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CASES IN WHICH A PROTECTIVE HELMET HAD PREVENTED DEATH. THE COVERING ABSTRACT FOR THE CONFERENCE IS IRRD ABSTRACT NO 311057.

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  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 192-9
  • Monograph Title: KONGRESSBERICHT JAHRESTAGUNG 1979 DER DEUTSCHEN GESELLSCHAFT FUER VERKEHRSMEDIZIN E.V., GEMEINSAM MIT DER DEUTSCHEN VERKEHRSWACHT E.V., 30. MAERZ BIS 1. APRIL 1979, KOELN
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  • Accession Number: 01289278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:42AM