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Impact of the injury pattern on the pedestrian fatalities in the city of Belgrade


Authors: Bumbaširević Marko Ž., Milošević Ivan B., Bumbaširević Vesna, Zagorac Slaviša G., Lešić Aleksandar R.
Published: Mar 30, 2012
Pages: 57-60
DOI: 10.2298/ACI1203057B


INTRODUCTION: In the city of Belgrade pedestrians are under the high risk to sustain injuries in the road traffic accidents, they are often with multiple injuries, with long-term treatment and significant consequences. Most of them are in the senior or in the school age group. METHODS: We present the results of the epidemiological analysis of the mechanism of injury and treatment outcome of the pedestrians who sustained the lower limb injuries and additional, the injuries of the other organic systems. We also analyzed the relevant data about the moment of the collision. RESULTS: Regarding the gender, male were significant more injured, in the senior age of life. Patients with multiple injuries, especially with the pelvic injuries or injuries of more than two systems were significant more likely to have a fatal outcome. CONCLUSION: The pedestrians are the most vulnerable group in road traffic accidents. Thus, we need to make actions on two levels: appropriate environment conditions and effective prehospital and hospital treatment. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. 175095]

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