Aboriginal Road Trauma

Injury Matters | July 13, 2017

Aboriginal Road Trauma: Key informant views of physical and psychological effects (Ferguson, C., & Segre, A).

“Aboriginal car occupants involved in a car crash are 2.9 times more likely to die than other Australians. Indigenous pedestrians are 5.5 more times at risk. The extended nature of Aboriginal families means that a large number of people are affected by the injury /fatal injury of an Aboriginal individual.”

This report by Dr Catherine Ferguson and Antonella Segre, details the experiences of five Aboriginal men, recruited to ascertain their views and experiences of road trauma, and whether a range of culturally appropriate services dealing with both physical and emotional issues in relation to road trauma would be beneficial.