Pattern and severity of injury sustained by pedestrians in road traffic accidents with particular reference to the effect of alcohol.

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The injuries sustained by 102 pedestrians consecutively admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh were prospectively recorded. Injuries were categorized by body regions and the severity assessed by the ISS/AIS system. Pedestrian injuries were found to comprise 0.8 per cent of the department workload and 28 per… (More)

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