Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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Ramaswamy PS Goundar


  • Research Article
    Retrospective Autopsy Based Study of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in Fiji
    Author(s): James JVP Kalougivaki and Ramaswamy PS GoundarJames JVP Kalougivaki and Ramaswamy PS Goundar

    Objective: To describe the demographic profile and distribution of injuries from autopsy cases due to fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) in Fiji. Methods: This is a retrospective autopsy based study consisting of 102 medico-legal autopsies performed by the Fiji Institute of Forensic Science, Fiji Police Force during the period of two calendar years from January 1st 2011 to December 31st 2012. Results: Out of the 1454 medico-legal autopsies performed during the study period, 102 (7%) were due to fatal RTA. There were 72 (70.5%) males and 30 (29.5%) female fatalities with an overall male and female ratio of 2.3:1 and the 30 to 44 years age group showed highest number of victims of 30 (29.4%). The months of October in 2011 and August in 2012 took the maximum toll of road traffic deaths of 9 (8.8%) and 12 (11.6%) respectively. The highest nu.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000243

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