Dr Rizwan Rabbani, Dr Salman Nasir, Dr Sameen Nasir
Objective: Roadside traffic accidents are the second most common cause of mortality in Pakistan. One of the utmost significant steps to prevent traffic-related trauma and its consequences is to get information about the epidemiology of injuries. We did this work to find strategies to identify and prevent Roadside traffic injuries. Study Design: A prospective cross-sectional study. Place and Duration: In the Emergency Department of Mayo Hospital Lahore for two year duration from March 2017 to March 2019. Methods: This study included patients with Road traffic injuries enrolled form March 2018 to March 2019. Demographic features, vehicle type of which injury occurred and injured body area were documented for every patient. Results: Out of 600 patients selected for the study, 480 (80%) men and 120 (20%) women, and the average age was 29.90 ± 17.52. Most of the individuals were illiterate. The utmost road traffic injuries incidence is associated with risky motorcyclists assigned to 75% of motorcycles. The most frequently injured area was the lower limbs, face and head. Conclusion: The most traumatic patient belongs to illiterate individuals and motorcycle riders. It is significant to educate public for the safe use of motorcycles and raises public awareness about the causes of traffic rules. Keywords: Injury pattern, trauma, road accidents.