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Iran J Forensic Med 2009, 15(1): 21-28 Back to browse issues page
Traffic Casualties, Motor Vehicle, Cause of Death, Noruz
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Abstract Background & Aim: Most motor vehicle traffic on roads is at Noruz holidays which specific traffic regulations anticipated for it every year, therefore it is especially important to study the traffic casualties of this time. Materials & Methods: The information gets from 1558 number of the dead at Noruz of 2008 which was filled up in a pre prepared questionnaires and analyzed by statistical department of LMO. Findings: This study shows that 73.4% of the dead were male. From place of death point of view, 61.4% of them died before arrival in hospital and 37.7% died inside hospital. Most of them were motor vehicle passengers (43.3%), and also have road accidents (67.8%). 47.2% of them were -30 years old, 30% between 30 to 49 years old and 22.5% +50.The major cause of death was head injury (58.2%) and the most motor vehicles which be used by the dead was automobile (42.9%) and after that, was motorcycle (22.8%). 61.8% of the dead passers-by collided with automobile and 14.9% with van. Conclusion: This study showed that because of difference among high risk groups and the quality of occurring accident in different states of Iran, various interfering methods must be done in each state. Since head injury is the first cause of death and motorcyclists died of it more than other groups, more observation is necessary to seat belt and safety helmet in reducing mortalities..
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2009/10/6

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Traffic Casualties, Motor Vehicle, Cause of Death, Noruz. Iran J Forensic Med. 2009; 15 (1) :21-28
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