Can Car Accidents Cause a Stroke?
Car accidents can cause a number of injuries ranging from head wounds to broken bones and bruises. Generally, car accident trauma is not linked to strokes because oftentimes the stroke does not occur right away. Due to this, strokes that happen weeks after a car accident are disregarded. However, research reported in Science Daily shows that car accident trauma can lead to a stroke.
“About 48 in 100,000 young adults and 11 of 100,000 children who had a head or neck injury had a stroke.”
Despite that, it is possible that if you visit a doctor right away, they may be able to prevent the stroke from happening at all.