Case report: Freak fatal neck compression by a car power window

Shahrom Abd Wahid, S. F. Siew, H. Zarida

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Abstract

A three and a half year old child was playing with his younger brother (one and a half year old) in a car He sticked out his head through the driver's side window Suddenly the power window raised upward pressing against his neck. He struggled to release himself but failed until the whole body limped. Some saliva was seen trickled on the window glass surface from his mouth. His father rushed to release him but the child was already not breathing. Apparently, his younger brother had pressed the power window's switch while playing at the front seat of the car Postmortem examination revealed that the deceased had died of neck compression consistent with that due to the car power window. The manner of death was given as accidental death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Accident
  • Neck compression
  • Negligent
  • Power window
  • Strangulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology

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Case report : Freak fatal neck compression by a car power window. / Abd Wahid, Shahrom; Siew, S. F.; Zarida, H.

In: Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 45-47.

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Abd Wahid, S, Siew, SF & Zarida, H 2007, 'Case report: Freak fatal neck compression by a car power window', Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 45-47.
Abd Wahid, Shahrom ; Siew, S. F. ; Zarida, H. / Case report : Freak fatal neck compression by a car power window. In: Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. 2007 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 45-47.
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