Emergency presentations by vulnerable road users: implications for injury prevention
- 1Injury Research Centre, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
- 2School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
- Correspondence to: Dr A H Lee School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, GPO Box U 1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia;
- 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.