THE DEVELOPMENT AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN BUILT-UP AREAS AND THEIR VICINITY

DIE ENTWICKLUNG UND EPIDEMIOLOGIE DER VERKEHRSUNFAELLE IN DEN STAEDTISCHEN BALLUNGSRAEUMEN UND DEREN UMGEBUNG

An analysis is made of the medical histories of 8589 casualties who suffered injuries in the years 1964 to 1973 and who survived. The casualties are divided into age-groups of 5 years each. The change in vehicle types over the ten-year period is also studied. It emerges that the number of injured motor-cycle drivers and passengers has dropped in contrast to the increasing number of injured car drivers and passengers. A further section of the report deals with the incidence of various types of bodily injury. Head injuries occur in 60 to 75 per cent of all accidents. The number of fatal injuries rises with increasing speed, as can be seen from the analysis of 2012 fatal surgical cases. In the table of chest and abdominal injuries, the increase in the number of cases requiring surgery is striking. The difference between the group of survivors (4 per cent) and the group of fatal casualties (20 to 25 per cent) is an indication of the unfavourable trend in traffic accidents and of the high mortality rate among those suffering multiple injuries. (TRRL)

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    Springer Verlag

    Heidelberger Platz 3
    1000 Berlin 33,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hrabovsky, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 267-269
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 3-540-08598-X
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM