Trauma Surgeon–Funded Injury Prevention and Research Decrease ATV Crash Injuries

  title={Trauma Surgeon–Funded Injury Prevention and Research Decrease ATV Crash Injuries},
  author={George M Testerman and Sarah E. Rollins and William D Tucker and John R. Murfee},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  pages={526 - 529}
ATV (all-terrain vehicle) riding continues to be popular in rural mountainous areas of southeastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, and northeast Tennessee. Many ATV riders are injured while riding in an unsafe manner, riding unhelmeted, or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Death, disability, and trauma center admissions from ATV crashes have persisted nationwide in recent years. Trauma centers in Tennessee frequently see ATV riders injured in other states with variable ATV helmet safety… 

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