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Trends in serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, Australia: 2001 to 2010

This report shows that rates for people seriously injured due to a road traffic crash rose from 141.6 to 146.4 per 100,000 population. Over one-quarter (26%) sustained life-threatening injuries.  Rates of life-threatening injury involving motorcycle riders and pedal cycle riders rose significantly over this period, while rates involving passengers of motor vehicles and pedestrians fell.