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An autopsy case of a stunt man who jumped into seawater riding a motorcycle: a case report.
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PMID:  12487523     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of the death of a stunt man who jumped into the sea driving a motorcycle on location for a TV drama. A special ramp had been constructed for the jump. The stunt man and a passenger drove up the ramp at a speed of 60-70 km/h and jumped into the sea from a height of about five metres. Both men swam up, but the driver fell unconscious at the surface. He was sent to hospital, but did not recover. The autopsy revealed a deep laceration of the right axilla with complete rupture of the axillary artery, bone fractures of the right ribs and the right pelvis, and a small laceration of the upper lobe of the right lung. Other visceral organs were not injured. We finally judged that his cause of death was exsanguination due to rupture of the right axillary artery on the basis of the presence of a small amount of blood inside the heart and ischemic organs. All injuries were probably inflicted by a collision with the motorcycle upon reaching the water surface; the axillary injury might be due to the left handlebar piercing into the part.
Kanako Watanabe-Suzuki; Osamu Suzuki; Hideki Nozawa; Akira Ishii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-18     Completed Date:  2003-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Legal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, 1-20-1 Handayama, Hamamatsu 431-3192, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Axillary Artery / injuries*
Forensic Medicine

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