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TitleA clinical evaluation of fatal brain injury in pedestrians
AuthorsRyan GA, McLean AJ, Vilenius ATS, Kloeden CN, Simpson DA, Blumbergs PC, Scott G
Year1989
TypeConference Paper
AbstractOver the past seven years, the NH&MRC Road Accident Research Unit has been routinely reconstructing fatal pedestrian-vehicle collisions in order to study the mechanisms of the resulting brain injury. The investigation of real-life injuries complements the use of animal models, human cadavers and mathematical simulations in the development of an understanding of brain injury mechanisms. We have developed a method of estimating the severity of the impact to the head of fatally injured pedestrians, and relating this to the severity and distribution of injury to the brain. This involves the cooperation of the State Coroner, the South Australian Police, and the Tissue Pathology Division of the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (IMVS).
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
Publisher CityDes Plaines
SponsorAssociation for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, Volvo Car Corporation
Conference NameHead injury mechanisms - the need for an angular acceleration criteria
Conference LocationWashington DC, USA
Conference Date4 October 1989
Page Range9-18
Page Count9
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Ryan GA, McLean AJ, Vilenius ATS, Kloeden CN, Simpson DA, Blumbergs PC, Scott G (1989) 'A clinical evaluation of fatal brain injury in pedestrians', Proceedings of Head injury mechanisms - the need for an angular acceleration criteria, pp 9-18.