Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wear your seatbelt

Most non-physicians can tell this is the profile of a head and neck, and likewise see the injury here.  This was from a gentleman who will never walk again after a truck in which he was riding shotgun went end-over in an "Iraqi pothole."  He might have walked away from this if he was wearing his seatbelt.

There are various bad-guy induced trauma injuries, and those are horrible.  We are still in a war of sorts here, however, and we expect and are built for those type of injuries.  With so many people over here, we are bound to see accidents; stupid moves as I recently described in a blog, and a melange of bad choices and luck.   Surely, this guy's 6th vertebrae would be where it is supposed to be if he had not ridden in that truck.  If he had been wearing his seatbelt, he may have walked away.  Who knows?

I might save this to show my boys when they start driving.


  1. that must of been some pothole! what a horrible injury

  2. dude, "iraqi potholes" are any mother nature or father-ordinance caused road defects and sometimes they swallow a vehicle. indeed, horrible.