Safety restraint injuries in fatal motor vehicle collisions Chase, J en_US Donaldson, L en_US Duflou, J en_US Gorrie, Catherine en_US 2021-11-25T13:05:37Z 2021-11-25T13:05:37Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: This study focused on whether there are clear indications of seat belt use to be found at autopsy, evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of seat belt marks (SBM), and whether use of seat belt and seating location affects the type and severity of injuries sustained. Methods: Information on the type of injuries sustained and seatbelt use was retrieved from autopsy reports and police reports respectively, for cases of fatal motor vehicle collisions occurring in Sydney, Australia over a 5 year period. Results: A SBM was only found on restrained occupants. The proportion of restrained occupants with evidence of a SBM was 36% (sensitivity), whilst unrestrained occupants showed no evidence of a SBM (100% specificity). A SBM was also found to reliably reflect seating position of occupant. Conclusion: Restrained occupants can be expected to show evidence of the seat belt in just over 1/3 of cases. A spurious SBM is very unlikely to be present if the occupant was unrestrained. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Safety restraint injuries in fatal motor vehicle collisions en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.publisherStatement The original publication is available at en_US
unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 258-263 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 3 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Chase, J en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Donaldson, L en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Duflou, J, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Gorrie, Catherine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
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