blunt trauma

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Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs/RTAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants

blunt trauma

Molecular Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants. Cf Penetrating trauma.

blunt trauma

A wound in which the surface of the skin remains intact, caused by impact or collision with a blunt object, e.g., an automobile fender.
Synonym: nonpenetrating wound
See also: trauma
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2 -- color -- ran in SAC edition only) Desarie Saravia, 5, died of what the county Coroner's Office later confirmed was multiple blunt-force trauma.
Marcelo Torres, 22, of Gardena suffered blunt-force trauma to the chest that fractured his ribs, leading to laceration of his lungs that caused severe blood loss, according to a coroner's statement released by the county Sheriff's Department.
The woman, who was in her mid-20s, apparently died of blunt-force trauma, said Sgt.
She was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, police said, where she was pronounced dead from blunt-force trauma.
There was evidence of a struggle, and officials determined she died of blunt-force trauma to the head.
Doctors told Mayreis the woman had been strangled, raped, sodomized and suffered blunt-force trauma to her face.
Scott Carrier, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, said an autopsy revealed that Kelsey died of blunt-force trauma.
Coroner officials said Stephan died from damage to his spinal cord - acute cervical spinal cord injury due to blunt-force trauma - caused either by a punch thrown by a classmate or from hitting the ground with his chin.
He was taken to Ventura County Medical Center, where he died of what doctors described as blunt-force trauma head injury.