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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Doncaster and Bassetlaw says 2,000 A&E admissions down to road collisions

PERFORMANCE: Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust has announced more than 2,000 admissions to its A&E and minor injuries unit between April and September 2011 were due to road traffic collissions, in support of a campaign.

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A trust statement says: “Road crashes are sudden events that tear families apart by ending lives, and causing life-changing injuries. Many of those affected are young - road crashes are the biggest killer of young people - and these casualties shock families and communities.

“Yet these casualties are preventable: they are often caused by driving too fast, overtaking dangerously, driving while using a mobile, driving while drunk or on drugs or while tired, or failing to wear a seat belt.”

Trust director of strategic and service development Ian Greenwood lost his daughter in an accident as a back-seat passenger in a car driven by her mother, which was ploughed into head-on by another vehicle.

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