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Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2021
Article Page : 91-94
A traffic collision, also called a motor vehicle collision, car accident, occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or any stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building. Traffic collisions often result in injury, disability, death and damage to property as well as financial cost to both the society & individuals involved.\r\ and Methods: A retrospective study of 63 cases of autopsies done on fatal road traffic accidents in a tertiary care hospital in Mizoram during the period of 5 years from 2014 to 2018.\r\: In this study, the highest number of victims were observed in the age group of >20-30years (33%) and 75% were males & 25% females. The maximum numbers of victims were found to be riders with 34.93% and most of the accident in our study happened in the interconnecting roads within the state accounting for 32%. The most commonly involved part of the body was found to be head (50.70%) and the most common cause of death was found to be cranial injuries with 58.73%. \r\: Several factors are responsible for road traffic accident but the hilly terrain & reduced visibility may be one of the factors responsible. Proper designing of roads & minimizing the fault of drivers are essential to prevent road traffic accidents in hilly terrain.\r\n
Keywords: Road traffic accident, Head injury, Selfaccident
How to cite : Nandeibam P, Keisham S, Singh K P, Vanlalchhuanga G, Nabachandra H, Retrospective study on fatal road traffic accident in Aizawl, Mizoram during 2014-2018. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2021;6(3):91-94
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