Road traffic injuriesBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1163/a (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1163
- Kamran Abbasi (email@example.com)
Road crashes may be a global issue, but the internet only tells half the story
If there is one message to take away from this week's BMJ it is that road traffic crashes are a spiralling cause of death and injury. They also have something in common with McDonald's, CNN, and Kalashnikovs, in that they are a hand-me-down to the developing world.
The Cochrane Injuries Group estimates that each year more than a million people die and about ten million are permanently disabled in road traffic crashes (www.cochrane-injuries.lshtm.ac.uk/). By 2020, road traffic crashes will rise from ninth to third in the table of leading causes of disease burden, measured …