Traffic victims call for help

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1354

Relatives of people killed in road traffic accidents suffer permanent psychological damage, with one in four feeling suicidal three years after the event, says a report this week from the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims. In a questionnaire survey of over 1000 people in Europe about half admitted to using tranquillisers for “extended periods.”

The federation, sponsored by the European commission, consists of 18 organisations representing people involved in road accidents and their families. Its first report in 1993 …

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