Study of Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities in Maharashtra Population
Keywords:Injuries, Fatalities, Medico-legal, Hemorrhage, Fractures
Background- Pedestrians are the common road users India, with increasing traffic on road has lead to
injuries and fatalities. The incidences of fatalities are higher than drivers of four wheelers or motor cyclist.
Method- Out of 734 Injuries and 213 fatalities were recorded in medico-legal records. The causes, types of
injuries age group, causes of fatalities were also studied.
Results- The major age group was between 10-20 had 210(28.6%) followed by age group 61-70 had
142(19.3%). The major history of pedestrian were 210(28.6%) alcoholic, followed by 173(23.5%) were
busy in mobile speaking. The major fractures were 69(9.40%) fractions of sternum, 176(23.9%) fracture
of skull. 185(25.2%) intra-cranial hemorrhage. The major causes of fatalities were hemorrhage and shock
138(64.7%), followed by head injuries57(26.7%).
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