Study of important facets of fatal road traffic accidents: a retrospective study

Shibanand Nepal Karmakar

Published on: 2022-11-14


Background: Road traffic accidents are important causes of accidental deaths worldwide. Road traffic accidents cases may be fatal or non-fatal. Fatal road traffic accident cases are a grave loss to the family and society. These fatal cases cause mental, emotional and financial distress to the family members. There is a need to study the important facets of road traffic accident cases. The present study aims to see the age wise distribution, gender and the important causes of death in fatal cases of road traffic accidents.

Conclusion: Majority of the cases were males. Majority of the cases were in the age group 20-39 years and 50-69 years. Head injury was the cause of death in more than half of the cases.