PATTERN AND SEVERITY OF INJURY SUSTAINED BY PEDESTRIANS IN ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL

Injuries sustained by pedestrians consecutively admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh were recorded. Patients considered to be under the influence of alcohol had more severe and widespread injuries, were more likely to have facial injuries, and were more likely to be detained as inpatients. Males were more commonly injured than females and the predominant age group was 20-29 years. The group affected by alcohol was predominantly male and young, whereas the group unaffected by alcohol included a considerable number of elderly people. The possible reasons for the pattern of injuries are discussed and the contribution of alcohol to the morbidity suffered by pedestrians is stressed.

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    Butterworth Scientific Limited

    Journals Division, P.O. Box 63, Westbury House, Bury
    Guildford, Surrey  England  GU2 5BH
  • Authors:
    • BRADBURY, A
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00623013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM