Death from a driverless vehicle

In this article a non-traffic fatality is investigated that occurred in India. An injured man was found lying near a truck, he was dead upon arrival at the hospital. There were no eyewitnesses and no evidence of a vehicular collision. Using autopsy findings, chemical analysis, and circumstantial evidence, the researchers determined that the deceased was the truck's driver who had failed to properly engage the truck's parking brake. The author's conjecture that the driver was lying under the truck to take a break in the shade, when the truck rolled down the slope it was parked on, killing the driver. The driver's blood alcohol concentration at the time of the accident was estimated at 282-318 mg%.


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  • Accession Number: 01685175
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2018 3:39PM