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Seat-belt Injuries

Br Med J 1968; 4 doi: (Published 23 November 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;4:485
  1. J. B. Hamilton


    The drivers and passengers of two cars which collided head-on all wore lap and diagonal seat-belts. Three of the four suffered ruptured viscera and two incurred flexion-compression fractures of the neck.

    A victim of a traffic accident who was wearing a seat-belt and who has superficial bruising or pain presents a difficult diagnostic problem. Visceral injury should be suspected in such cases.