Archives of Trauma Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7--12

Animal-Vehicle Collisions in North of Iran: What's to Be Done?


Naema Khodadadi-Hassankiadeh1, Farzad Sedaghati1, Leila Kouchakinejad-Eramsadati1, Ali Davoudi-Kiakalayeh1, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok1, Zahra Mohtasham-Amiri1, Enayatollah Homaie Rad2 
1 Road Trauma Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran
2 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Enayatollah Homaie Rad
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht
Iran
Ms. Leila Kouchakinejad-Eramsadati
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht
Iran

Introduction: Animal-vehicle accidents are a growing concern in many parts of the world not only because of its environmental consequences but also because of its economic and social costs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of accidents involving animals in Northern Iran. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective cross-sectional study, the data of all animal-vehicle accidents which had occurred during 2014–2018 were obtained from the traffic police database. Results: According to the regression model, fatalities and injuries associated with animal-vehicle collisions on main roads were significantly lower than those on the secondary and rural roads (P < 0.001). The reports showed a significantly lower number of accidents on wet, slippery than the dry roads (P < 0.001). Conclusion: This study reports on the high number of accidents involving animals in Guilan which lead to injuries and fatalities of both humans and animals. Importantly, the pattern of such accidents was found to be different from that of motor vehicle collisions, suggesting a model for changing human behavior and reducing accidents that involve animals.


How to cite this article:
Khodadadi-Hassankiadeh N, Sedaghati F, Kouchakinejad-Eramsadati L, Davoudi-Kiakalayeh A, Yousefzadeh-Chabok S, Mohtasham-Amiri Z, Rad EH. Animal-Vehicle Collisions in North of Iran: What's to Be Done?.Arch Trauma Res 2021;10:7-12


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Khodadadi-Hassankiadeh N, Sedaghati F, Kouchakinejad-Eramsadati L, Davoudi-Kiakalayeh A, Yousefzadeh-Chabok S, Mohtasham-Amiri Z, Rad EH. Animal-Vehicle Collisions in North of Iran: What's to Be Done?. Arch Trauma Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 May 11 ];10:7-12
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