Age Matters In Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Accidents.
The question asked is wehther age matters in pedestrian accident victims who are struck by motor vehicles. In a study published in the Journal of American College Surgeons, the authors studied 5000 pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident. Patients were grouped by their ages, pediatric (less than 15 years old), adult (15 to 65 years) and elderly (older than 65). The meaurements included mortality, hospital stay, ICU stay, injury severity score, coma and disability. J. Am.Coll. Surg. 1999 Oct;189(4):343-8.
Accident related mortality was highest amoung the elderly, followed by adults and children. Amoung all the patients studied, injuies included musculoskeletal, head and neck, external, abdomen and pelvis, chest and spine. Operations were needed in the orthopedic, (11%), thoracic, (2%), abdominal, 11%), neurosurgical or head, (6%).
The Ederly Are More Likely To Required Longer Hospital Stays.
The study concluded that in pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents that hospital stays, injury, and mortality rates worsened with age. The pedestrian death rate being amoung elderly. The study also concludes that the high mortality rate amoung elderly incidcates the need for more aggressive and effective prevention efforts.
Pedestrian safety is a major problem in the United States. The incidence of motor vehicle related injuries for pedestrians is up and the chances are that they will sustain more serious injuries than an occupant in a motor vehicle. See our blog: How Big Is The Problem of Pedestrian Safety.
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