Pattern of Head Injuries in Deaths Due to Two-Wheeler Road Traffic Accidents

Authors

  • S.M. Krishna Sagar1 , Divya Reddy Pannala2 , K.V. Ramanamurthy3 , K. Rajender Kumar4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2426

Keywords:

Head injury, road traffic accident, two-wheeler, skull fracture, intra cranial haemorrhage.

Abstract

Background: In India, from the past two decades, along with urbanization, industrialization, population
explosion and migration of people, there has also been rapid growth in the field of road transportation. Cons
of this can be seen in the form of increased deaths due to RTA.
Method: We conducted a cross sectional studyin department of forensic medicine, Gandhi Medical College,
Hyderabad including all cases of accidental deaths due to two-wheeler, aged above 6 years between October
2014 to May 2016.
Results: Majority cases were in the age group of 21-30 years, 27 (25.7%) and males 89(84.8%). Majority
victims encountered accident due to skid 40(38.1%) and head on collision being common 50(47.6%). Linear
fracture of vault was found in almost half cases, 53(50.5%). Subdural and subarachnoid haemorrhage were
the most common one we encountered.
Conclusions: Males in productive age group encountered fatal RTA and also linear fracture, SDH and SAH
were common pattern of injury seen in them. Stringent laws and awareness have to be created to reduce the
fatalities.

Author Biography

S.M. Krishna Sagar1 , Divya Reddy Pannala2 , K.V. Ramanamurthy3 , K. Rajender Kumar4

1Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Vikarabad,
2
Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, RVM Institute of Medical Sciences, Siddipet, 3
Professor,
Department of Forensic Medicine, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, 4Professor & Head, Department of
Forensic Medicine, Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

S.M. Krishna Sagar1 , Divya Reddy Pannala2 , K.V. Ramanamurthy3 , K. Rajender Kumar4. (2021). Pattern of Head Injuries in Deaths Due to Two-Wheeler Road Traffic Accidents. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 866-870. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2426

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