Since so many head injuries are caused by motor vehicles, doctors and hospitals have looked into the patterns of cause when it comes to vehicle accidents. It was discovered that the severity of the injury was directly linked to the incidence of head injury, pelvic and femoral fractures, and abdominal injury.
Injury in a vehicular accident is often caused by damage to the vehicle, like dashboard intrusion, steering wheel deformation, windshield violation, and the vehicle’s frame being crumpled. Impacts from the front or the side often damages the passenger side. Seatbelts were shown to cause a lower incident of severe injury, including head injury, doctors learned.
Motorcyclists are often prone to injury, due to their relative exposure. Collision with another vehicle and loss of control of the motorcycle contribute to all most all head injuries to motorcyclists. The compulsory use of helmets has actually reduced the death rate, according to a study.