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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}curtin.edu.au

Abstract

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.

  • AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale
  • bicyclist
  • motorcyclist
  • pedestrian
  • injury severity
  • emergency presentations

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