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April 3, 2012
Forbes Automotive Intelligentsia Blog -- Car Crashes Are The Leading Cause of Fatal Head Trauma Among Teens
Forbes Automotive Intelligentsia Blog -- In this post from his blog, Jim Gorzelany shares findings from Miles to go: Monitoring Progress in Teen Driver Safety, a 2012 national report from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and State Farm, including the fact that 55,000 teen drivers and teen passengers were seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2009-10, with 30 percent suffering acute head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In the post, Dr. Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE, co-scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP and lead author of the report,explains that full recovery from these injuries is often not achievable, with prevention being "the best medicine."