Genital Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents
Injuries to the genitals are an unfortunate, and all too common occurrence in motorcycle accidents. As a Sacramento Motorcycle accident attorney, I see these injuries frequently. About 3-10 percent of all trauma patients have injuries involving the genitourinary tract. If the main trauma is the abdomen, 10-15 percent of the time there is trauma to the GU area. Urethral injuries make up 10 percent of GU injuries while the bladder makes up 40 percent. Generally, genitourinary trauma is not fatal, but it is associated with other fatal injuries, such as pelvic fractures. Urethral trauma usually occurs in men and is seen in the 15-25 year age group.