Definition: Serious injury

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A serious injury is an injury for which a person is detained in hospital as an "in-patient" or any of the following injuries whether or not the injured person is detained in hospital: fractures, concussion, internal injuries, crushing, severe cuts and lacerations, severe general shock requiring medical treatment and injuries causing death 30 or more days after the accident.
Eurostat, "Urban Audit - Methodological Handbook (2004 Edition)", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2004

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