Women more vulnerable to injuries in cars crashes than men: Study

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Washington, Jul 11 (PTI) Women wearing seat belts are significantly more likely to suffer injury in frontal car crashes than their belted male counterparts, according to a US study.

The study, published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, found belted female auto occupants have 73 per cent greater odds of being seriously injured compared to males.

The difference in risk is greatest for injury to the lower extremities, but also occurs with several other types of injury.

"Until we understand the fundamental biomechanical factors that contribute to increased risk for females, we will be limited in our ability to close the risk gap," said Jason Forman, a principal scientist at the University of Virginia in the US...