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Complete trunk severance of a motorcyclist by a traffic sign post at a comparably low collision speed.
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PMID:  23022766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Traumatic limb amputations and transections of the trunk generally indicate high impact velocities. Complete traumatic severances of the trunk in road accidents however are rarely reported in literature. We describe a case where the trunk of a motorcyclist was completely severed as he hit the post of a traffic sign. Based on the documented end position and damage of the motorcycle, an impact velocity range of 52-80km/h could be determined for the motorcyclist. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the type and mechanism of injury at this comparatively low collision speed range.
Authors:
H Muggenthaler; S Drobnik; M Hubig; J Reiners; G Mall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6283     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Jena University Hospital - Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Legal Medicine, Fürstengraben 23, 07743 Jena, Germany. Electronic address: holger.muggenthaler@med.uni-jena.de.
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