FATAL CERVICAL DISLOCATION RELATED TO WEARING A SEAT BELT: A CASE REPORT

This article describes an accident in which the use of seat belts were life-saving for the driver but involved the death of the front seat passenger. Restrained by a retractable three-point belt, the passenger suffered cervical dislocation, of which a biomechanical and technical analysis is given. Suggestions are included for possible improvements to fitting of seat belts for reduction of injuries. /TRRL/

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    Wiley (John) & Sons, Limited

    Baffins Lane
    Chichester, Sussex  England 
  • Authors:
    • Goegler, H
    • Athanasiadis, S
    • Adomeit, D
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00195002
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM