Injuries to children in car crashes

This paper presents preliminary observations from a current study analysing the injuries and circumstances surrounding young children in crashes. A detailed case review of all children aged between 2 and 8 years presenting at the New Sydney Children’s Hospital Westmead between June 2002 and June 2004 is currently underway. Data related to crash location, crash type, restraint status and injury outcome is being collected. Preliminary results from this data suggest that while the frequency of serious injury following a crash is relatively low, most children found to be seriously injured may be inadequately restrained. In addition, this work suggests an overwhelming proportion of children in this age group are restrained by adult seatbelt systems rather than the more appropriate dedicated child restraints or booster seats. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211804.

  • Authors:
    • Brown, Julie
    • Bilston, Lynne E
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01011430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:10PM