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Table 2 Crash characteristics of injured riders and pillions

From: Crash characteristics and patterns of injury among hospitalized motorised two-wheeled vehicle users in urban India

Characteristics Rider
(n = 252, 66.7%)
Pillion
(n = 126, 33.3%)
Total
(n = 378, 100%)
Type of crash and collision partner    
Single vehicle 108 (42.9%) 47 (37.3%) 155 (41%)
   Vehicle skidded 57 (52.8%) 13 (27.7%) 70 (45.2%)
   Hit a non-moving object 44 (40.7%) 21 (44.7%) 65 (41.9%)
   Fall from vehicle 3 (2.8%) 12 (25.5%) 15 (9.7%)
   Collision with animal/others 4 (3.7%) 1 (2.1%) 5 (2.6%)
Multiple vehicle crash 144 (57.1%) 79 (62.7%) 223 (59%)
   Bus/heavy vehicle 52 (36.1%) 28 (35.4%) 80 (35.9%)
   Car/Jeep 35 (24.3%) 26 (32.9%) 61 (27.4%)
   Motorised two-wheeled vehicle 32 (22.2%) 14 (17.7%) 46 (20.6%)
   Motorised three-wheeled vehicle 15 (10.4%) 10 (12.7%) 25 (11.2%)
   Pedestrian/Cyclist/Other 10 (6.9%) 1 (1.3%) 11 (4.9%)
Time of crash    
   00:00 – 05:59 53 (21%) 26 (20.6%) 79 (20.9%)
   06:00 – 11:59 24 (9.5%) 15 (11.9%) 39 (10.3%)
   12:00 – 17:59 66 (26.2%) 42 (33.3%) 108 (28.6%)
   18:00 – 24:00 109 (43.3%) 43 (34.1%) 152 (40.2%)
Alcohol use*    
   Yes, confirmed in ED 35 (13.9%) 13 (10.3%) 48 (12.7%)
   Suspected in ED 5 (2.0%) 1 (0.8%) 6 (1.6%)
   No, confirmed in ED 23 (9.1%) 11 (8.7%) 34 (9.0%)
   Not checked in ED 189 (75%) 101 (80.2%) 290 (76.7%)
  1. *ED: emergency department