STUDY OF MEDICOLEGAL ASPECT OF FATAL INJURIES IN ACCIDENT
RTA ( road traffic accident) is the 3rd major cause of death among all unnatural deaths. RTA in India is one of the major problem due to lack of professional skill and violating attitude towards road traffic law and missing political will. A retrospective study was conducted in the mortuary of PMCH, Patna between Jan 2015 to Dec 2015 , with an objective to study the demographic injury profile and mortality pattern in autopsy cases with an alleged victims of RTA. The aim of this study was to draw public awareness and attention and responsibility of administration, in order to combat RTA. Out of 2543 cases ,RTA were 350 . 20% were between 21-30 yrs. age and male contributed 84.2% of total victims.
Maximum RTA occurred during the day time between 6 Am -12 noon. Head injury contributed 73.9% of total injuries.