Transport-related Trauma

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Explore the Plane Graveyard Where Crash Investigators Train

It doesn’t even look like a plane. The Mitsubishi MU-2 is in about a hundred pieces, spread over the floor of a warehouse. Fluorescent lights reflect …

Aviation

Here’s what we know, and don’t know, about the attack.

The police and rescue workers rushed to Parliament on Wednesday after an assailant stabbed one police officer before being shot and killed by another. Emergency personnel also responded to nearby Westminster Bridge, where a vehicle had struck several people. The authorities described the events as …

The real chances of surviving a plane crash according to an aviation safety expert

Tom Farrier is a retired USAF rescue helicopter pilot and currently works in aviation safety - if anyone knows the chances of surviving a plane …

Aviation

Bus crashes into parade in Haiti, killing at least 34 and injuring 17

Driver and passengers held in police station, official says Paraders reportedly threw rocks at bus after crash<p>At least 34 people were killed and 17 injured in northern Haiti late on Saturday after a bus crashed into a parade of pedestrians, the country’s civil protection authorities said on …

European News

Two women killed after car hits pedestrians outside hospital

Greater Manchester police appeal for witnesses and 89-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving<p>Two women have died after a car hit a group of pedestrians outside a hospital.<p>Greater Manchester police said officers were called to reports of a serious collision in a car …

Extremism

Extrication of the seriously injured road crash victim

Full Text<p>The Full Text of this article is available as a PDF (222K).<p>Selected References<p>These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete …

Belgian service marks Zeebrugge ferry disaster 30 years on

<b>Survivors of the Zeebrugge ferry disaster have attended a church service in Belgium to mark the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the vessel.</b><p>They gathered with victims' relatives and rescue workers for a service in the Belgian port close to place where the Herald of Free Enterprise capsized on 6 …

Brussels

Pilot errors led to Shoreham air crash, says AAIB

<b>A jet crashed on a major road killing 11 men in a fireball because it was too low to perform an aerobatic manoeuvre, investigators have found.</b><p>The Hawker Hunter jet crashed on the A27 in Sussex during the Shoreham Air Show on 22 August 2015.<p>A further 13 people, including the pilot Andy Hill, were …

Aviation

Killing a man in a car accident is something I’ll always carry with me

When I was a teenager, my car hit a pedestrian. It has shaped how I think about life and the values I hold<p>This is an incredibly hard article to write, and it shouldn’t really be about me. It should first and foremost be about the student that I killed, the family and friends he left behind to …

Crime

Pediatric Motor Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident: a Simulation Scenario for Emergency Medicine Trainees

<b>Pre-Scenario</b><p>You are working in a rural emergency department. An eight-year-old male is brought in by ambulance after being struck by a pick-up truck …

Plane crashes into Melborne shopping centre

A plane carrying five people has crashed into a shopping centre near Essendon airport in Melbourne, Australia.<p>The light aircraft crashed into the DFO …

Aviation

Watch How Terrifyingly Bad Car Safety Was Just 20 Years Ago

Cars get a little safer every year, but incremental improvements to things like airbags and crumple zones are easy to overlook. Take a long view, …

Driverless Cars

Builder felt electricity going though his body after he was pushed on the tracks

A football fan who pushed a stranger onto tube tracks in revenge for Russian Ultras attacking England supporters was jailed for ten years today (Fri) …

Extremism

BBC Radio 4 - Today, Melbourne mayor: Car deaths 'most horrific act'

Three people, including a young child, have died after a car deliberately hit pedestrians in central Melbourne, police say.<p>At least 27 people were injured, among them a baby who is in a critical condition after the car hit a pram. The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, saw it unfold and …

White Supremacy

Body found on M1 at 2am suffered 'catastrophic' injuries after being hit at speed by multiple cars

The body of a man found on the M1 in the early hours of the morning suffered "catastrophic" injuries after being run over at speed by multiple …

Crime

Traffic Collision Reconstruction

A traffic reconstruction specialist uses environmental and vehicle evidence to reconstruct a collision and help determine what may have happened.<p>The …

Driverless Cars

How Airbags Work

Airbags serve as a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which is secondary to the seatbelt system.<p>When a crash happens, sensors send data to a …

Airbags

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Lorry attacks are a terrifyingly effective weapon – as I learnt in Baghdad. We must not let them change our way of life

<i>This story was originally published in December 2016 in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack. As European nations ask themselves the same questions in the wake of yet another lorry attack, we have republished it in its original form:</i><p>How do you stop a huge lorry, packed with a heavy cargo, …

Migration

Christmas market attack 'particularly repugnant' if carried out by refugee, says Merkel - as it happened

Follow our latest liveblog on the Berlin attack German chancellor says assumption is it was a terrorist attack Twelve people killed and 48 injured at Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Suspect arrested after truck ‘stolen’ in Poland Full report: suspect held and 12 dead in truck crash, officials say

Germany

Renal and hepatic lacerations in a trauma patient | Radiology Case

Colombia plane crash: passengers were not told to wear seatbelts, survivor says

Brazilian journalist Rafael Henzel said pilot did not give warning before crash that killed 71 people: ‘We kept flying without any idea of what was about to happen’<p>A survivor of a plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people says the pilot never told passengers to fasten their seatbelt before the …

South America
Aviation

Seven injured as Ferrari 458 mounts pavement and sends boy 'flying over bridge railings'

Two teenagers were in hospital last night and five others injured after a £200,000 Ferrari mounted the pavement and hit them - sending one boy "flying off" a bridge.<p>The friends, all aged around 16, had been on their way to a college Christmas party when the speeding sports car careered into …

Several killed as Bulgarian freight train derails and explodes

At least five people dead and three more in critical condition after train carrying propylene explodes after derailment<p>At least five people have been killed and 29 injured as a freight train derailed and exploded in north-east Bulgaria, destroying about 50 houses and public buildings.<p>At least three …

Trains

Killer drivers are the biggest stranger danger – they should have life sentences

Not everyone believes harsher punishment for people using phones while driving are the answer. But when they kill someone who’s loved, they ruin lives<p>For someone we love to die suddenly, as a result of a traumatic injury, is one of the worst things that can happen to any of us, and belongs in a …

Driverless Cars

Viola Beach: crash that killed band and manager was awful tragedy, coroner says

Inquest into death of four band members and their manager hears detail of ‘inexplicable’ crash and fall from Swedish canal bridge<p>Four members of a British indie band and their manager died after their car crashed through two motorway barriers before striking a bridge and falling 80ft (25 metres) …

Music

Cycling with headphones may have contributed to mother's death

Cyclists have been warned not to wear headphones after a coroner ruled a mother could have been distracted by listening to music when she died in an incident involving a lorry.<p>Emily Norton, 38, entered a roundabout without looking right at the same time as a DAF HGV lorry was exiting the roundabout.<p>…