AN UNUSUAL SEAT BELT INJURY IN A DOCTOR

The experience is described of a general practioner who sustained a fracture-dislocation of the atlanto-axial joint through the inefficient application of an unyielding (non-inertial) lap and diagonal seat belt. Injuries of the upper cervical spine due to extension forces are frequently seen as a result of poor seat-belt application but may be missed initially. A fractured sternum was also diagnosed and more serious injuries may have occurred had the belt not been worn. /TRRL/

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    Wright (John) and Sons, Limited

    42-44 Triangle West
    Bristol,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Jefferiss, C D
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Accession Number: 00138900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM