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via Cleveland19:

Winter is rolling into Northeast Ohio and we are about to see our first extended period of cold, snow and ice.

And with the inclement weather comes a greater chance of being injured due to icy roads and snowy walkways.

Without question the most serious injuries of the winter season come on the roads.

Car accidents, due to poor road conditions or limited visibility, can result in life threatening injuries.

Car accidents may cause the most serious trips to the trauma center, but according to University Hospitals Emergency Room Dr. Sean Abraham, you are most likely to end up in triage because of a bad outdoor fall in wintry conditions.

“In terms of the number of injuries, probably slips and falls on the ice causing head injuries, broken bones and especially wrists and ankles,” Dr. Abraham said.

In other words, slips and falls on the ice are the number one reason for an emergency room visit.

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