Epidemiological study of fatal road traffic accident cases


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Author Details : O Gambhir Singh*

Volume : 8, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 255-257

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijfcm.2021.051



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The present study is an epidemiological study of fatal Road Traffic (RTA) cases brought and admitted in our tertiary health care centre from Nov 2017 to December 2019. There were 148 fatal RTA cases involving 112 males and 36 female. In the present study males cases outnumbered the female with an approximate male female ratio of 3.1:1. Many cases of fatal head injuries were due to four & two wheelers. Most commonly seen external injuries were abrasions. Lower limbs showed fractured in 31 cases, 20.95%, and upper limbs showed fractured in 22 cases, 14.89%. So, far case fatality is concerned involvement of head plays the most important role.


Keywords: Road traffic accident, Four wheelers, Two wheelers, Pedestrians.


How to cite : Singh O G, Epidemiological study of fatal road traffic accident cases. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2021;8(4):255-257


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Article History

Received : 04-12-2021

Accepted : 08-12-2021

Available online : 20-12-2021


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