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Motor vehicle related injury on the bridges between Montreal and the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River, 1978-1982.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4025647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The injury experience related to motor vehicle crashes on four bridges and one tunnel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from 1978 to 1982, are described. Particular attention is given to the Jacques Cartier Bridge, publicly perceived as being excessively dangerous. Data from the Quebec Automobile Insurance Board and police reports confirm an excess of deaths (19/34; rate ratio = 4.5) and severe injuries (69/109; rate ratio = 6.2) on the Jacques Cartier Bridge, and the association of 74 per cent of the fatalities and 64 per cent of the severe-injury cases on this bridge with a single curve. Crashes follow a consistent pattern; vehicles fail to negotiate the curve and strike vehicles moving in the opposite direction. The demonstrated association between crashes and design factors provides a basis for identifying effective remedial and preventive measures.
Authors:
B P Brown; L R Salmi; S Lecours; R N Battista
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-23     Completed Date:  1985-08-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  871-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic*
Data Collection
Humans
Quebec
Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*,  etiology,  mortality
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