Safety belt restraints and compartment intrusions in frontal and lateral motor vehicle crashes: mechanisms of injuries, complications, and acute care costs.

@article{Siegel1993SafetyBR,
  title={Safety belt restraints and compartment intrusions in frontal and lateral motor vehicle crashes: mechanisms of injuries, complications, and acute care costs.},
  author={John H. Siegel and S Mason-Gonzalez and Patricia C Dischinger and Brad M Cushing and Kathleen M Read and Raphael M. Robinson and John E Smialek and Barry M Heatfield and Warren Hill and F D Bents},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={736-58; discussion 758-9}
}
A 3-year prospective study examined 76 frontal (F) and 45 lateral (L) motor vehicle crash (MVC) patients with regard to seatbelt restraint use and occupant compartment contact and intrusion injuries. These 121 MVC victims with multiple injuries (39 belted [B] and 82 non-belted [NB]), admitted to a level I trauma center, were studied by accident reconstruction and medical data analysis. They had a MVC mean impact velocity (delta V) of 30 +/- 11 mph and an injury Severity Score of 29 +/- 12… CONTINUE READING

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