CHARACTERISTICS OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS RESULTING IN SPINAL CORD INJURY

The majority of cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) occur during car crashes. Yet, relatively little is known about the precise accident factors involved. The present study investigated 30 cases of SCI in automobile drivers that occurred in a series of 91 spinal cord injuries. A matched control group was also studied. SCI drivers were not different from controls in terms of mortality, number of rollover crashes, alcohol use, coitations for contributing human factors, nighttime accidents, or unfavorable weather and road conditions. However, SCI drivers less frequently used restraints. Results are discussed inn terms of preventive measures, specifically, those concerning restraint use, alcohol use, and driving behavior.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Cushman, L A
    • GOOD, R G
    • STATES, J D
  • Publication Date: 1991-12

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  • Accession Number: 00618418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 484
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1992 12:00AM