Surgeons call for crash data to be as public as COVID-19 stats

Surgeon Dr John Crozier says upgrades to trauma figures are needed to help tackle the 'silent epidemic'

A leading trauma surgeon has called for road crash data to be made as freely available as information on COVID-19 cases.

Dr John Crozier. Photo: Newspix

Members of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons have told an inquiry a lack of access to publicly available road trauma data was hindering efforts to improve safety.

The college's trauma committee chair Dr John Crozier