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Archiwum Medycyny Sądowej i Kryminologii/Archives of Forensic Medicine and Criminology
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Bone abrasions due to the dragging force of a moving vehicle: two unusual case reports

Nilesh Keshav Tumram

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College Chandrapur, Maharashtra, India
Arch Med Sadowej Kryminol 2020; 70 (4): 251–256
Online publish date: 2021/03/18
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Abrasion injuries such as graze abrasions occur due to dragging of the body over a rough surface along the line of force. Such dragging of a body usually occurs when a person is trapped/pinned underneath a moving object like an automobile. Most of such injuries are superficial in nature or are limited to the soft tissues only. However, when the body is dragged for a considerable distance with considerable force then there might be bony involvement causing abrasion injuries to bone, which may be termed as “bone abrasion”. The authors present 2 cases having a specific pattern of abrasion injuries due to dragging of the broad body surface area by a moving vehicle for a considerable distance with speed and force in a road traffic accident. With evolving science there is a need to acknowledge injuries which may have specific pattern. Abrasion of bone due to a dragging force comprises such an interesting pattern of injuries, which potentially have forensic significance.

forensic science, graze abrasion of bone, vehicular trauma, human body

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