To describe injuries associated with deployment of air bag passive-restraint systems in use in the U.S. Retrospective review of data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from 1980 to 1994. Occupants of air bag-equipped vehicles who were involved in crashes on U.S. roads. Of 618 reported occupant injuries related to air bag deployment, an overwhelming majority were classified as minor (96.1%). Most occupants sustained abrasions, contusions, and lacerations. The face (42.0%), wrist (16.8%), forearm (16.3%) and chest (9.6%) were the most frequently injured body areas. Most injuries related to air bag deployment are minor and must be viewed in the context of the potentially life-threatening injuries they prevent.

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    American College of Emergency Physicians

    P.O. Box 61911
    Dallas, TX  United States  75261
  • Authors:
    • Antosia, R E
    • Partridge, R A
    • Virk, A S
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 794-798
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00713898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1995 12:00AM