Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    Injury Patterns in Motor Vehicle Fatalities

    (Received 1 February 1986; accepted 8 April 1986)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A retrospective pilot study of motor vehicle incident fatalities was conducted to determine what relationships exist between injuries received by deceased drivers, passengers, and a control population of pedestrians, and some of the environmental factors existing at the time of the incident. A number of correlations were established between the types and locations of injuries received, seat belt use, position of the injured party, and so forth. A study of this type, if performed on a large enough population, could lead to predictive models for the determination of position of the victims within a motor vehicle at the time of a fatal crash, based on a unique clustering of injuries.


    Author Information:

    Siegel, J
    Associate professor and research assistant, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Flaster, M
    Associate professor and research assistant, School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Horowitz, R
    Associate pathologist and director of laboratories, E. W. Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI

    Maldonado, WE
    Associate pathologist and director of laboratories, E. W. Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI


    Stock #: JFS12339J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12339J

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    Title Injury Patterns in Motor Vehicle Fatalities
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30