Pattern, distribution and fatality of injuries in accidental deaths of two-wheeler riders in haryana

Vinod Kumar., Vijaypal Khanagwal and Jai Prakash Soni

The present study was conducted in the mortuary of Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak Haryana. 100 autopsy cases were taken who died due to two-wheeler accident. Data was collected and analyzed statistically. It was observed that most commonly involved age group was between 21-30 years involving the 28 victims (28%); out of two-wheeler riders/ pillion riders accidental deaths the male occupants constituted nearly ¾ (73.9%). Probable most common cause of accident in the study population was rash and negligent driving by the drivers of the offending vehicles (63.0%). Abrasions were the most common type of injuries noticed in 89% of the cases; however, head injury was the most common fatal injury comprising 65% of the total cases.

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