Type of injuries n=102 Percentage victims
Head 67 65.7
Scalp injury 53 79.1
Subscalpular haematomas 26 38.8
Intracranial haemorrhages 42 62.6
Extradural 2 4.8
Subdural 31 73.8
Subarachnoid 36 85.7
Intracerebral 2 4.8
Meninges torn 5 7.5
Skull fractures 39 58.2
No fractures 28 41.8
Brain injury 27 40.2
Thoracic injuries 56 54.9
Haemothorax 4 7.1
Clavicular and rib cage fracture 51 91.1
Lungs 14 25
Heart 4 7.1
Mediastinum 1 1.8
Abdominal injuries 31 30.3
Haemoperitoneum 16 51.6
Liver 16 51.6
Spleen 6 19.4
Kidney 4 12.9
Pelvic bone fractures 5 16.1
Multiple injuries 57 55.6
Abrasion, contusion and laceration 57 100
Limb fractures 17 29.8
Traumatic/ Flaying injuries 7 12.2
Vertebral injuries 21 20.5
Fracture/dislocation of the cervical vertebra 16 76.2
Fracture/dislocation of the thoracic vertebra 5 23.8
Major vessel injuries 12 11.7
Aorta 10 83.3
Superior mesenteric artery 2 16.6
Table 8: Distribution of all injuries due to fatal road traffic accidents.