Accident Analysis and Prevention, March, 2012, Vol.45, p.529(10)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.09.007 Byline: Trine Staff (a)(b), Torsten Eken (c), Trond Boye Hansen (d), Petter Andreas Steen (e), Signe SA[cedilla]vik (f) Keywords: Motor vehicle accident; Seatbelt; Cargo; Anatomical injury severity; Accident prevention Abbreviations: AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale; ANEC, The European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation; EMS, emergency medical service; ELR, emergency locking seatbelt retractor; IQR, interquartile range; MVA, motor vehicle accident; MV, motor vehicle; NISS, New Injury Severity Score Abstract: a* Unrestrained objects weighing 〉2kg were prevalent in compartments of crashed cars. a* Heavy objects in the boot often moved into the compartment on impact. a* Seatbacks were significantly offset or wrecked by moving unrestrained objects. a* Seatback offset was associated with severe head, thoracic, and abdominal injuries. a* Improved rear seat weight resistance and use of cargo barriers, nets, and straps is needed. Author Affiliation: (a) Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Department of Research, Holterveien 24, PO Box 94, 1441 DrA[cedilla]bak, Norway (b) Norwegian National Centre for Prehospital Emergency Medicine (NAKOS), Oslo University Hospital, PO Box 4956 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway (c) Oslo University Hospital, UllevA[yen]l, Department of Anaesthesiology, PO Box 4956 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway (d) Oslo University Hospital, Prehospital Centre, PO Box 4956 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway (e) University of Oslo, Institute of Clinical Medicine and Oslo University Hospital, Prehospital Centre, PO Box 4956, Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway (f) Akershus University Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, 1478 LA[cedilla]renskog, Norway Article History: Received 17 May 2011; Revised 13 August 2011; Accepted 6 September 2011
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