AN ANALYSIS OF FATAL CAR CRASHES IN WHICH THE VICTIM WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT

This paper attempts to examine a group of seat belt wearers killed in road traffic crashes. Some demographic similarities and differences between the seat belt wearers killed and the population from which they have been selected are examined. The number and type of all significant injuries of the decreased seat belt wearers have been recorded and these are compared with a sample of deceased crash victims killed in the same number of crashes of the same type but not wearing seat belts. In Victoria all deaths resulting from road crashes are referred to the Coroner to determine the cause of death and where responsibility lies. An inquest is conducted at which evidence is heard from survivors of the crash, witnesses, police, doctors and any other experts who may be called. The Coroner has requested that blood alcohol levels be measured in all adults who die following crashes.

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 49-58

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM