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Road traffic accident fatalities: 1961 to 1986
  1. W R Parry
  1. Dr W R Parry, Consultant Clinical Pathologist, Worksop Victoria Hospital, 15 The Drive, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 6SD, UK; wdrwrparry{at}


The various trauma-induced pathologies found at necropsy following road traffic accidents in the Bassetlaw area of Nottinghamshire from 1961 to 1986 were recorded and related to the time of death. The catchment area was mainly rural, including stretches of the A1 and A57, but included two small towns (Worksop and Retford). Pick up times varied considerably depending on the site of the accident, extraction procedures and ambulance journey distance.

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