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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 199) Last page : ( 204)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00041.0

Autopsy Study of Thoraco-Abdominal Injuries in Road Traffic Accidents in Chitradurga

Chandan V*

Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Basaveshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka

*Corresponding author: Dr. Venu R.P, Forensic Medicine Specialist, District Government Hospital, Chitradurga, Karnataka

Online published on 8 February, 2019.


Geographically, Chitradurga district, in central Karnataka, is well connected by roads-National Highways State highways, and hence density of vehicles traversing is also high. Having said this, morbidity and mortality by RTAs is also on a high, however this is preventable. Thus this study was done know the incidence and also implement safety measures and to strengthen legal measures. Injuries caused by RTAs to chest and abdomen were studied in detail. This study includes victims died of RTA of age of all year age groups. Most incidents occurred in National Highways, Urban roads and village roads. Majority of the cases died on spot by fatal injuries. Heavy motor and two wheeler vehicles were involved in majority of cases followed by two wheelers only. External injuries most frequently observed were abrasions. Fatal injuries were noted in the region of head followed by abdomen and chest.



RTA, Vehicles, Road user, Highway, thoraco-abdominal injuries.


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