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Iran J Forensic Med 2019, 25(4): 171-176 Back to browse issues page
Characteristics of Traffic Accidents in Referrals to Bandar Abbas Forensic Medical Center with Detecting of Fictitious Injuries in the One Year Period from 2016 to 2017
M. Forouzesh1, S.J. Mirhadi2, S. Mohammadi *3, H. Javadi Vasigh4, Kh. Asadi4
1- Iranian Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
2- Iranian Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Bandar Abbas, Iran
3- Iranian Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Bandar Abbas, Iran , drsm1980@gmail.com
4- Hormozgan Legal Medicine Research Center, Legal Medicine Organization, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Aim(s): In recent years, fictitious accidents have become a serious problem for the insurance and judiciary. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of traffic accidents in referrals to Bandar Abbas forensic medical center with detecting of fictitious injuries in the one year period from 2016 to 2017.
Instruments & Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 58 injured of traffic accidents referred to the forensic medicine department of Hormozgan province were investigated by submitting a letter of judicial authority from 2016 to 2017. The collected data were analyzed by Stata 12 statistical software.
Findings: The mean number of the injured was 2.55±0.83, the mean amount of atonement determined was 31.17±2.70 million tomans and the mean interval between the events until the first referral to forensic medicine was 13.49±5.00 days. 31.0% of the accidents occurred between 00-3:59 Am. The highest frequency of injuries vehicle was related to motorcycles (77.6%) and the most frequent of beater vehicle was car (69.0%). 52.2% of the accidents occurred on the routes within the city. In 82.8% of cases, the emergency department was present at the scene and in 87.9% the injured were taken to hospital. In 29 cases (50.0%) the judicial sentence was fictitious accident.
Conclusion: The mean interval between the events until the first referral to forensic medicine is about 14 days. Most accidents happen in the early hours of the morning. The highest frequency of injuries vehicle is related to motorcycles and the most frequent of beater vehicle is car. The most of accidents occurrs on the routes within the city. The judicial sentence in half of the cases has been in line with the forensic expert theory (fictitious accident).
 
 

Keywords: |Factitious injuries|accident variables|judicial order. ,
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2019/10/13 | Accepted: 2019/11/26 | Published: 2019/12/21
* Corresponding Author Address: Iranian Legal Medicine Research Center, Next to Police Station, Ayatollah Shahid Modarres Street, Bandar Abbas, Iran. Postal code: 7914914815
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Forouzesh M, Mirhadi S, Mohammadi S, Javadi Vasigh H, Asadi K. Characteristics of Traffic Accidents in Referrals to Bandar Abbas Forensic Medical Center with Detecting of Fictitious Injuries in the One Year Period from 2016 to 2017. Iran J Forensic Med. 2019; 25 (4) :171-176
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