A new survey on road accidents has identified 3.5 times the numbers of serious injuries (14,861), compared to previous Road Safety Authority (RSA) statistics (4,263) indicating that the extent of road injuries is greater than it has been previously estimated.
The latest report does not include data from Emergency Departments, GPs or private hospitals. This data is not available nationally on a computerised database. The new study was conducted by the Department of Public Health, HSE Dublin Northeast. RSA data is exclusively based on An Garda Sìochàna reports using the CP68 form. This form is completed by Gardaì within three days of a road traffic accident. However, not all injuries in road traffic accidents are reported to the Gardaì.
A dramatic reduction in road injuries from 2005 to 2006 may have been a result of the introduction of mandatory breath testing in July 2006. However, the ratio of the number of hospitalisations to the number of people fatally injured has increased.
If you have received injuries in a road traffic accident and require legal advice concerning your rights to be compensated please contact Liam Moloney, personal injury Solicitor in the strictest of confidence at 045 898000 or simply email Mr. Moloney at firstname.lastname@example.org .