Prospective Studies on Pattern of Two Wheeler Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents
Keywords:Two wheelers, Road Traffic Accidents, Drunken Drive, Mechanical injuries
It is a prospective study of fatal two wheelers accident cases brought at Indira Gandhi Government General
Hospital & Post Graduate Institute, Puducherry. Amongst 118 cases, 79.66% were male whereas 20.33%
were female. Highest numbers of victims were in the age group of 36-55 years, accounting for 45 (38.13%).
There was a higher rate of head and neck injuries in the present study followed by head, neck & lower
limb and head, neck & upper limb. Numbers of people who succumb to two wheeler accidents are on an
increasing trend in India. Fatality rates among the people involved in RTA shows an alarming increase.
It was observed that violating the traffic rules is found to be the major contributory factor and men and
teenagers are the most common people involved in these accidents. Measures to prevent these accidents and
decrease the mortality rates in these situations includes strict adherence to traffic rules.
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