All-terrain vehicle accidents: the experience of one hospital located near a major recreational area.

@article{Trager1986AllterrainVA,
  title={All-terrain vehicle accidents: the experience of one hospital located near a major recreational area.},
  author={George W Trager and G Grayman and Sidney Harr},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={
          1293-6
        }
}
In two separate studies, charts of 169 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident victims admitted to the emergency department of Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, California, were reviewed. Twenty-four percent of the cases were women, 30% were hospitalized, and 1% (two patients) died. The youngest patient was 3 and the oldest was 76. About 31% had been drinking, and the major type of bony injury (16%) was to the clavicle, ribs, or sternum. The accident rate was calculated as ten accidents per 1,000 ATV… CONTINUE READING

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