Volume 22, Issue 2 (April 1977)
Incidence of Drugs and Alcohol in Fatally Injured Motor Vehicle Drivers
Previous studies have implicated drugs as a significant factor in intoxicated motor vehicle drivers [1,2]. Little has yet been published on the incidence and role of drugs in motor vehicle crash fatalities, however. A comprehensive study by the Midwest Research Institute on specimens from victims of motor vehicle crashes procured from a number of geographic locations has indicated an incidence of positive drug findings of 13.09% in the urine of fatally injured drivers . In only about 4% were drugs detected in the blood of victims, however.