Inj Prev 12:12-14 doi:10.1136/ip.2005.010389
  • Brief report

Emergency presentations by vulnerable road users: implications for injury prevention

  1. L B Meuleners1,
  2. A H Lee2,
  3. C Haworth1
  1. 1Injury Research Centre, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  2. 2School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A H Lee
 School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia; Andy.Lee{at}
  • Accepted 25 October 2005


Most emergency presentations by vulnerable road users were the result of collisions that did not involve a motor vehicle. Many injuries occurred off-road without police attendance. Hence, reliance on official police records would underestimate the magnitude and scope of these injuries. Suggestions to provide a safer road environment are given.


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