LIVER INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH 2-POINT BELT RESTRAINTS IN FRONTAL CRASHES

The William Lehman Injury Research Center at the Ryder Trauma Center of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami Florida conducts interdisciplinary investigations of injured, restrained occupants in frontal automobile collisions. The purpose of this paper is to report on an observed pattern of liver lacerations suffered by drivers wearing shoulder belts, without the lap belt fastened. During the initial 30 months of the study, eight cases of drivers protected by shoulder belts but without the lap belt fastened met the criteria for the study. All eight suffered liver lacerations. All eight suffered liver lacerations. In three of the cases, the injuries were not immediately detected.

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  • Accession Number: 00714756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 20 1995 12:00AM