Victimologic study of road traffic fatalities

Vikram Palimar, M. Arun, Bhoopendra Singh, Manoj Kumar Mohanty

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Abstract

A retrospective postmortem study of deaths due to road traffic accidents were studied at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, between the periods starting from 1st January 2000 to 31st December 2003. Out of the 230 cases, the age group commonly involved was between 21-30 years (22.2%). Male preponderance was seen (84.3%). Majority of the victims were hospitalized (90.4%) and 35.2% of the victims died within 24 hours of sustaining injuries. Two wheeler was the most common offending vehicle (30%) and the two wheeler occupant was the most common type of road user to be affected (39.6%). Large number of accidents occurred during 12.01 pm - 6 pm (35.2%). Head was the most common region to be affected (87.4%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalMedico-Legal Update
Volume4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2004

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Palimar, V., Arun, M., Singh, B., & Mohanty, M. K. (2004). Victimologic study of road traffic fatalities. Medico-Legal Update, 4(3), 91-93.