A Study on Sociodemographic Profile and Pattern of Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents amongst Pillion Riders in Chennai

Authors

  • P. Shruthi1 , S. Varsha2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10410

Keywords:

Road traffic accidents, Head injury, Pillion riders, Two Wheeler Accidents, Demography.

Abstract

One of the widespread preventable cause of unnatural death is Road Traffic Accidents. A

Retrospective cross sectional study of the sociodemographic profile of pillion riders being

victims of Road traffic accidents, the circumstances leading to road traffic accidents, the pattern

and severity of injuries of occurring in Chennai was conducted in Saveetha Medical College

and Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamilnadu. A total of 2438 cases of Road traffic accidents

were recorded for a year (JAN2018-DEC2018).Out of which 62 cases (2.5%) of Road traffic

accidents deals with the injuries of pillion riders. Among the pillion riders, Male outnumbered

the Females(1.11 : 1). The most vulnerable age group was 21-30 years(50%). Most frequent

of all is Head and Neck injuries and Injuries on the Upper limb. The information obtained can

serve as a guide for better management of victims of Road traffic accidents and to establish

Road safety measures.

Author Biography

P. Shruthi1 , S. Varsha2

1 Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam,

Chennai, Tamilnadu, 2 IIyear MBBS,Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamilnadu

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

P. Shruthi1 , S. Varsha2. (2020). A Study on Sociodemographic Profile and Pattern of Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents amongst Pillion Riders in Chennai. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 497-501. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10410