INJURIES TO PREGNANT OCCUPANTS IN AUTOMOTIVE CRASHES

Injuries unique to pregnant occupants involved in motor vehicle crashes include placental abruption, uterine rupture or laceration, and direct fetal injury. The mechanisms and characteristics of these injuries are discussed using examples from a literature review and from recent investigations of crashes involving pregnant occupants. In addition, a review of the relationship between the pregnant driver and automotive restraints and the steering wheel illustrates how injury potential may differ from the non-pregnant occupant.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00767368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1999 12:00AM