Hari Nikesh R
Location: Pollachi, Tamil Nadu India
Inspired by: We investigated the incidence of fatal traffic accidents caused by sudden incapacity of the driver due to cardiac and other illnesses. A tragic incident took place at Thrissur, January 2021. The auto-rickshaw driver died near Maradu junction after he developed uneasiness while returning after dropping the injured. The driver reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest and was brought dead to the hospital, according to the authorities. Old age was associated with illness-caused accidents. While this report relates to all drivers, we suggest there should be individual risk stratification for professional drivers with heart disease. However, non-professional drivers who are elderly and who have symptomatic cardiac disease should limit their driving to short distances and at low speeds. Precautions regarding these issues must be taken into concern. Heart disease people can be monitored by their loved ones intimated in case of any discomfort in the roads or in Home. Pulse can be monitored using devices like sports band, Digital watch, etc., are the latest advancements. But it seizes to intimate the health emergency to the hospitals. Severe Accidents ensure the decrease/increase of pulse rate leads to unconsciousness and death. Deviation of a pulse rate from its threshold level (verified by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical center)) will be intimated to reduce such traumas.