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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 14) Last page : ( 18)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00004.5

Study of Pattern of Skull Fractures in the Victims of Unnatural Deaths Due to Head Injury Caused by Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) at Kanpur, India

Kumar Dinesh1, Kumar Sushil2,*, Kumar Alok3, Verma Archana4

1Assistant Professor, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rama University of Medical Sciences, Kanpur (U.P.), India

2Professor & Head, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rama University of Medical Sciences, Kanpur (U.P.), India

3Professor & Head, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.), India

4Professor, Department of Neurology, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah (U.P.), India

*Corresponding author: Dr. Sushil Kumar, Professor & Head, Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Rama University of Medical Sciences, Kanpur (U.P), India. Contact: Tel. +91-9456995036; E mail- drsalok@rediffmail.com

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

Background

Head is one of the most venerable part of body to get injured in the road traffic accident. Head may got serious injuries in the terms of morbidity and mortality.

Method

This study was conducted for the period of one year from January to December 2015 at the postmortem house of G.S.V.M. medical college and LLR hospital Kanpur U.P. 808 cases of skull fracture in head injury caused by fatal road traffic accident were evaluated.

Results and Conclusion

Linear fracture of skull is most common seen in 132(16.34%) cases. Parietal bone is single most commonly involved bone comprising 117 (14.48%) case. Most commonly involved age group is 21–30 year contributed 230 (28.47%) cases.

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Keywords

Head injury, fatal road traffic accident, linear fracture.

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