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Pedestrian injuries in Brescia (Italy)
Published June 23, 1992 by International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine in Sweden
Event: 12th World Congress of the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine and 7th Nordic Congress on Traffic Medicine (1992)
Pedestrain injuries are serious medical and public health issues: pedestrian struck represent about 25% of fatal traffic accidents observed at our Institute from 1982 to 1989, and about 11% of traffic accident casualty cases admitted to Brescia's Civil hospital in 1988. The high rate of this kind of blunt trauma is confirmed by other Authors even if the percentages differ mainly depending on local traffic characteristics: other documented Italian medico-legal case studies report stuck pedestrian percentages of 28.5% (Trieste), 21.3% (Padova), 26.7% (Novara), 34.5% (Milano), 32.7% (Siena), 21.8% (Enna). Moreover pedestrians are the traffic road victims most frequently hospitalized