Traumatic Brain Injuries in Motor Vehicles Crashes
Conference contribution, 2017
This study estimates, by means of an analysis of accident data from the US, the incidence and risk of car crash related traumatic brain injuries for occupants in Japanese brand cars. The study incorporated crash type, crash severity, belt use and the victim's age and sex. Concussion risk was the highest among all traumatic brain injuries categories for all crash types and severities; females were at higher risks than males. When concussions were excluded, Subdural Haemorrhages, Intracranial Haemorrhages and Sub-Arachnoid Haemorrhages comprised the most frequent injury categories. Elderly occupants were at considerably higher risks than non-elderly for these bleeding injuries.