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With regards to common injury patterns in motor vehicle related injuries, which of the following is true?



A. When broken (eg during an MVC), the tempered glass found in rear and side windows tends to produce linear/ stellate lacerations upon contact with intact skin
B. The front bumper of a vehicle that is actively braking will strike a patient at a higher point that would that bumper if the car was not actively decelerating
C. Upon a collision, the occupants of a vehicle will initially move in a direction away from the area of primary contact
D. When broken (eg during an MVC), laminated automotive glass tends to shatter into a multitute of razor edged shards
Asked by Bailey on Sep 08, 2016

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 08, 2016

When broken (eg during an mvc), laminated automotive glass tends to shatter into a multitute of razor edged shards-tempered (or safety) automotive glass, as found in rear and side windows, tends to fragment into small cubes when broken and imparts a dicing pattern of injury to the skin. laminated automotive glass as seen on a windshield is composed of two layers of glass laminated together with a thin layer of clear plastic sandwiched between. this type of glass will shatter into shards that impart incision type wounds to the skin. the front end of a vehicle that is actively braking will dip down toward the street and contact a pedestrian at a lower point than if the brakes were not applied. due to inertia, when a moving vehicle contacts another object, the inhabitants will initially move towards the point of contact. (rosens pg 965-966)
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