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1
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Explain the initial impact phase with adult patients

A

The adult is struck by the vehicle bumper in the lower legs, producing lower extremity fractures.

2
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Explain the secondary impact with adult patients

A

Patient hits the hood of the vehicle

3
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Explain the third impact with adult patients

A

Patient strikes the ground or is thrown against another object

4
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Explain the initial impact with children

A

Higher up on the body than adults, usually above the knees or pelvis. Injuries: femur, pelvic girdle, and internal hemorrhage

5
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Explain the secondary impact with children

A

Occurs as the vehicle continues forward, making contact with the child’s thorax, the child is then thrown backwards, forcing the head and neck to flex forward

6
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Explain the third impact with children

A

Child is thrown downward to the ground or another landing surface