Prospective Studies on Pattern of Two Wheeler Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents

Authors

  • Arun Prakash K.S.1 , Sanjeev K.2 , Gambhir Singh O.3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2285

Keywords:

Two wheelers, Road Traffic Accidents, Drunken Drive, Mechanical injuries

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Arun Prakash K.S.1 , Sanjeev K.2 , Gambhir Singh O.3

1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Professor & HOD, Department of Forensic Medicine,
SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur, Chennai–603 203

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Arun Prakash K.S.1 , Sanjeev K.2 , Gambhir Singh O.3. (2021). Prospective Studies on Pattern of Two Wheeler Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 82-86. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2285