Primary impact injury in road traffic accident – Forensic Medicine MCQ

Primary impact injury in case of road traffic accident are seen commonly in?

A. Face

B. Chest

C. Abdomen

D. Legs


Correct answer : D. Legs

  • Primary impact injuries are caused by the first impact of the vehicle with the pedestrian in an accident
  • The legs get hit most often (by the bumper in front of the vehicle)
  • The other injuries associated with a road traffic accident are the secondary impact injuries and secondary injuries
  • Secondary impact injury is caused by the second impact with the vehicle (eg: the body of thrown onto the vehicle / the vehicle runs over the body)
  • Secondary injuries are caused when the body strikes the ground after the collision
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