The Aftermath of Road AccidentsBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7088.1209 (Published 19 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1209
- Ian Higginson, accident and emergency registrar
- Bundaberg Base Hospital, Australia
Mitchell Routledge, £45, pp 256 ISBN 0 415 13052 2
Since I narrowly escaped injury in a serious car crash four years ago, my back seat driving has been on a par with my mother's. Such anxieties are not the only lasting effect, and the intensity of the flashbacks still surprises me. Psychological sequelae were an aspect of road accidents I had never really considered until I personally experienced them.
The psychological and social consequences of road crashes have been poorly studied, especially in populations not attending hospital. The Aftermath of Road …