Anatomy or system affected: Brain Definition: injury to the brain that usually results from an accident.
Children-age 4 or younger Adolescents-between ages fifteen and nineteen Adults-ages 65 & older being most at risk
Open or closed head injuries Open head injuries: occurs when object (e.g., a bullet) enters the brain and causes damage to specific parts. Closed head injuries: blow to the head (e.g., head strikes windshield). Falls Motor vehicle and pedestrian-related accidents Collision-relates ( being struck by or against) events Violent assaults Sport related injuries Explosive blasts/military combat injuries