Study of Patterns of Injuries by Road Traffic Accidents

Authors

  • Jakaregari Srinivas

Keywords:

Accidents, injuries, Autopsies, Telangana

Abstract

210 autopsies (176 males and 34 females) aged between 2 to 70 years ware studied. 12(6.81%) males, 8(23.5%) females total 20(9.52) were aged between 2-10 years 32 (18.1%) males. 4(11.7%) females total 36(17.1%) were aged between 11-20 years. 52(29.5%) males, 12(35.2%) female total 64(30.4%) were aged between 21-30 years. 31(17.6%) males, 3(8.82%) females total 34(16.1%) aged between 31-40 years 21(11.9%) males, 2(5.81%) females, total 23(10.9%) were aged between 41-50 years 15(8.5%) males, 3(8.82%) females, total 18(8.57%) were aged between 51-60 years 13(7.3%) males, 2(5.88%) female total 15(7.14%) aged between 61-70 years. The types of riders were, 17(8.09%) pedestrian 29(13.8%) cyclist, 103(49%) were riding two wheelers. 49(23.3%) travelling in car, 12(5.71%) were Lorry drivers / bus travelers. The types of injuries were 72(34.2%) had head injury 22(10.4%) had neck injury, 31(14.7%) had injuries to lower limb, 21(10%) abdominal injuries, 34(16.1%) had injuries to thorax, 13(6.19%) had injuries to upper limb 17(8.09%) had injuries to face. This pragmatic study will be quite useful to medico legal expert to assess the age group, region wise injury, types of riders because accident is an unexpected mishap which claims life, who are in hurry and disobey the traffic rules.

Author Biography

Jakaregari Srinivas

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, IQ Medical College,
Durgapur, West Bengal

Published

2020-01-16

How to Cite

Jakaregari Srinivas. (2020). Study of Patterns of Injuries by Road Traffic Accidents. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(1), 73-76. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/15