Journal article

Paediatric slow-speed non-traffic fatalities. Victoria, Australia, 1985-1995

P Robinson, T Nolan

ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1997

Abstract

An important group of fatal incidents are slow-speed pedestrian non-traffic incidents to children, which account for 14% of accidental deaths from all causes in Victorian children under 5 years of age between 1985 and 1995, and 12% of pedestrian deaths of all ages. In Victoria, Australia, the database of the state Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Morbidity and Mortality was utilised to identify paediatric slow-speed pedestrian non-traffic-accident deaths in the local population. Additional data relating to the car and its driver, the child, and the circumstances of the incident were abstracted from records kept by the State Coroner and the Victorian compulsory third party tra..

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