PREVALENCE OF ROADSIDE ACCIDENTS PRESENTING AT RURAL DISPENSARIES

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD SADAM HUSSAIN, T.M.A RURAL DISPENSARY MUZAFFARGARH
  2. DR. GOHAR FAREED, GOVERNMENT EYE, AND GENERAL HOSPITAL SAWAMINAGAR
  3. DR. ZUNAIR KAREEM, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL DGKHAN
Corresponding Author: Muhammad Sadam Hussain, T.M.A Rural Dispensary Muzaffargarh, drsadamhussain388@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4021005
Cite this article as: Hussain MS, Fareed G, Kareem Z. Prevalence of roadside accidents presenting at rural dispensaries. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(9). 330-34

ABSTRACT: A traffic collision, also called a motor vehicle collision, car accident, or car crash, occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole or building. This survey study was conducted at different rural dispensaries. The traffic accidents reported at rural dispensaries were received. In a period of four months, we received 45 accident cases. Out of 45 cases, 31 were motorbike accidents, 6 were fall from the height or roof, 5 were accidents of carts and 3 were collisions with tractors. There were 35 males and 22 females who were suffered in these accidents. Out of 45, 31 accidents were of minor injuries, five needed investigations and nine accidents were of severe nature.

Keywords: Roadside accidents, Motorbike accidents