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All terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents in Germany : a medical and technical analysis

  • Although ATV accidents account for numerous deaths in the US and Australia, the role in traffic accidents and hospital admissions in Germany is unknown. At a level I trauma centre, hospital and crash charts were analysed for medical and technical parameters of ATV accidents. ATV drivers were 0.1% of emergency trauma patients. The mean total hospital stayrnwas 15 days; there were 1.5 stays per patients with 2.0 surgical procedures needed. One patient died, only two recovered fully. 14 cases of ATV accidents out of 18990 (0.1%) were documented within 10 years. The mean impact velocity was 35 km/h. Car collisions were predominant. The upper extremity was the predominant injured region (AIS 0.7), Mean maximum AIS was 1.4. ATV accidents in Germany are rare but pose high risk for severe injuries. Possible reasons are low active and passive security, limited experience and risky driving behaviour. Preventive measures are discussed.rn

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Author:C.W. Müller, Dietmar Otte, Joachim Nehmzow, Christian Probst, Timo Stübig, S. Brandt, Christian Krettek, Carl Haasper
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/03
Year of first publication:2010
Contributing corporation:Klinik für Unfallchirurgie <Hannover>
Release Date:2012/08/03
Tag:Geländefahrzeug; Konferenz; Schweregrad (Unfall, Verletzung); Statistik; Unfallhäufigkeit; Verletzung
Accident rate; Conference; Injury; Severity (accid, injury); Sport utility vehicle; Statistics
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover / Verkehrsunfallforschung
Source:4rd International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", 239-243
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 81 Unfallstatistik
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 4th International Conference on ESAR
Licence (German):License LogoBASt / Link zum Urhebergesetz

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