Transport-related Trauma

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'I get knocked down': man hit by bus gets back up again and heads to pub

Video shows how Simon Smith is sent flying by a bus but he gets to his feet moments later unhurt and walks into bar<p>A man was sent flying by an out of control bus but got back up immediately and walked into a pub like nothing had happened, video footage shows.<p>Simon Smith, 53, was knocked to the …

Thames Valley Police

Finsbury Park attack victim died of multiple injuries, tests find

Special postmortem on Makram Ali, 51, who died at the scene of the attack on Monday, reveals multiple injuries<p>Tests ordered by detectives investigating the Finsbury Park terror attack have found that a man who lost his life died of multiple injuries.<p>Makram Ali, 51, had been taken ill in the street …

Extremism

Car ploughs into pedestrians outside Amsterdam Centraal station

A car has ploughed into pedestrians outside Amsterdam Centraal train station, police have said.<p>At least five people were injured in the incident, …

Times Square car crash driver told New York police he 'heard voices'

Officials said incident at the popular tourist site didn’t appear to be linked to terrorism, and the suspected driver had prior convictions for drunk driving<p>A man drove his car at high speed onto a pavement in New York’s Times Square on Thursday, killing one 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 other …

Times Square

'Love rival' Cardiff pair jailed for crash death

<b>A woman and her ex-boyfriend who killed a "love rival" after a car chase led to a crash have been jailed.</b><p>Sophie Taylor, 22, died when her BMW hit a block of flats in Adamsdown, Cardiff, in August 2016.<p>Melissa Pesticcio, 24, of Llanrumney, was convicted of death by dangerous driving and jailed for …

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

London Terrorist Attack: What We Know and Don’t Know

<i>This article was last updated at 1:30 p.m.,</i> <i>Thur</i><i>sday. Visit this page for full coverage of the attack.</i><p>In a deadly attack on Wednesday in London, a man driving a sport utility vehicle crushed pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, then stabbed and killed a police officer outside Parliament.<p>What We Know<p>• …

Terrorism

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 …

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 …

World 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 …

Crime

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 …

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 …

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 …

Five killed as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping centre shortly …

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, …

Tech Trends

Builder felt electricity going though his body after he was pushed on to 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 as a judge …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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, …

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 …

Aviation

Pilot took 7 drugs — including Valium — before the deadliest balloon crash in U.S. history

Among the dead were newlyweds enjoying a birthday present, a mother and daughter celebrating a late Mother’s Day, and a preschool teacher.<p>All of them set out on July 30 for an exciting hot air balloon ride over the plains of Texas, but then the balloon crashed near Lockhart, Tex., so hard it …

Aviation