Our shocking stats for acquired brain injuries

THE number of people receiving brain injuries from car crashes in the Geelong region each year has nearly tripled since 2008.

The frightening statistics were released ahead of the national launch today of Brain Injury Awareness Week in Geelong.

Assistant Treasurer and Minister for the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Gordon Rich-Phillips, yesterday said figures showed 280 people in the Barwon-Western district were now living with a brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, 91 of whom had a very severe injury.

Read the full story in the Geelong Advertiser.