Blunt force trauma can result in a variety of injuries that can include abrasions, contusions, and lacerations. The pattern and location of these injuries help distinguish inflicted trauma from accidental injuries. An additional complication with blunt force trauma injuries is determining an appropriate manner of death based on the circumstances in which the injuries were sustained. Follow along with us as the doctors discuss these issues as they relate to popular sports.
In the second part of the episode, learn about the patterned injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision. Are there differences between the injuries that drivers and passengers incur? What about pedestrians who are struck by vehicles? Does speed play a role? We also describe the autopsy findings of Paul Walker and Randy Savage to point out some of the challenges in determining the actual cause of death of people who die while in a vehicle.