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rhinrichs97
02-21-2007, 07:03 AM
I came across an interesting web page today that presents a story of a
woman whose lower leg was run over by a car without suffering a
fracture. Note, the url is long so you might have to copy it and type it
into your browser:

http://alexanderharris.co.uk/article/Evelyns_story_pedestrian_run_over_b
y_car_2282.asp

Does anybody know of additional literature on this? Was this woman
lucky, or would one not expect a fracture here? If a fracture would be
expected, would you expect it to be of the crushing-type or more of a
bending type fracture?

Does anybody have any experience or knowledge of this type of accident
or know of any additional literature on this? Thanks for your help.

Regards,

--Rick

Richard N. Hinrichs, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 870404
Tempe, AZ 85287-0404
(1) 480-965-1624 (phone)
(1) 480-965-8108 (fax)
hinrichs@asu.edu (email)
www.public.asu.edu/~hinrichs/ (personal web page)
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