The aim is to minimize the consequences of an accident.
The aim is to minimize the consequences of an accident. This area covers that important period, the Golden Hour, from the end of the actual collision, that is, once the vehicle has stopped, until any casualties arrive at the hospital and traffic is once again flowing normally.
The appropriate management of road casualties following the impact is a crucial determinant of both the chance and quality of survival. The ultimate goal of the post-crash phase is to avoid preventable fatalities and limit the severity of the injuries and to ensure optimal functioning of those affected by the crash and reintegration into the community. The need for advanced mayday systems is obvious, which will not just give location but also crash type, severity, number of occupants, etc.
Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, PhD, Prof of Practice
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