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TitleCauses of Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Occupants: An Overview
AuthorsO'Donovan S, van den Heuvel C, Baldock MRJ, Byard RW
Year2022
TypeJournal Article
AbstractInjuries from motor vehicle collisions are frequently encountered in routine forensic practice. While the most common lethal events involve blunt force trauma with injuries to the head and neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and limbs, review of the literature and case files shows that a wide variety of other fatal situations can occur that may involve sharp force and penetrating trauma, incineration, drowning, asphyxia, organic diseases and combinations of these. The following overview details potential factors that may contribute to death following vehicle crashes
Journal TitleForensic Science, Medicine and Pathology
Journal Volume (Issue)https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-022-00503-3
NotesThis article is open access, available from the publisher:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12024-022-00503-3

Reference
O'Donovan S, van den Heuvel C, Baldock MRJ, Byard RW (2022) 'Causes of Fatalities in Motor Vehicle Occupants: An Overview', Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-022-00503-3.