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Table 3 Injury distribution by type and localization - 1846 injuries in 1085 cases

From: Vehicle-related injuries in and around a medium sized Swedish City – bicyclist injuries caused the heaviest burden on the medical sector

  Head/face Neck Thorax/abdomen/pelvisa Upper extremities Lower extremities Total
Superficial contusion 120 12 128 146 160 566 (31%)
Distortion 2 215 48 42 54 361 (20%)
Wound 164 3 13 110 118 408 (22%)
Fracture + dislocation 45 + 0 8 + 1 55 + 0 150 + 24 72 + 2 357 (19%)
Concussion + more severe head injury 89 + 13 - - - - 102 (5%)
Other 15 4 15 8 10 52 (3%)
Total 448 (24%) 243 (13%) 259 (14%) 480 (26%) 416 (23%) 1846 (100%)
  1. aThe category thorax/abdomen/pelvis include injury to the corresponding part of the spine