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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Seatbelt versus seatbelt and airbag injuries in a single motor vehicle crash


1 Department of Surgery, Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, Doha
2 Department of Surgery, Clinical Research, Hamad General Hospital; Department of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Doha

Correspondence Address:
Ayman El-Menyar
Trauma Surgery Section, Hamad General Hospital, PO Box 3050, Doha

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.152344

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Seatbelt restraints are important for occupant safety which substantially reduces morbidity and mortality in severe motor vehicle crashes (MVC). Though, it has been established that the air bag and seatbelt use reduce injury severity and mortality but still there is limited information on the pattern of injury by restraint type. Herein, we presented two case reports which describe the injury pattern of two patients (both were restrained but only driver had airbag) involved in a single MVC. Both of them had severe traumatic injuries, however, the restrained passenger without airbag, sustained more severe injuries of intestine, kidney and spinal cord. In addition to seatbelt, airbag provides considerable protection against severe blunt abdominal trauma. Therefore, installation of airbags especially for front seat passenger is imperative for minimizing the risk of significant traumatic injuries.


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