Crash helmet – the harbinger of death: a case report

Mojahid Anwar, Mohammad Asrarul Haque, Faiz Ahmad, Munawwar Husain, Jawad Ahmad Usmani


In one of the rarest form of freak accident, a young woman surrendered to her death in a manner that belie the reality only to be played back in a slow motion sequence. History is replete of instances in which death struck individuals in otherwise innocent forms. In this case – elaborated below – a helmet tucked under the crook of an elbow became the undoing causing the woman to topple backward in a slow-motion, the head striking the hard surface of the road and precipitating her death later in a hospital.


Helmet, Elbow crook, Freak accident, Pillion rider, Strap entanglement

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