Injury interpretation and reconstruction of events in a victim of a ‘hit-and-run’ road traffic incident
H. T. D. W. Ariyarathna
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
About H. T. D. W.
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Forensic reconstruction of events is akin to assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle exacerbates the difficulties. Deductions or conclusions arrived should be supported by scientific evidence during the medico-legal investigation. We report a case where a man was found dead by the roadside with a damaged motorcycle. The police investigation determined that the incident was a “hit-and-run” road traffic injury with no evidence of “run-over”.
This case study reveals how meticulous injury interpretation and event reconstruction by the Forensic pathologist helped unravel an “atypical run over injury “in a hit and run traffic injury.
How to Cite:
Ariyarathna, H.T.D.W., 2022. Injury interpretation and reconstruction of events in a victim of a ‘hit-and-run’ road traffic incident. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law, 13(1), pp.29–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljfmsl.v13i1.7886
15 Jun 2022.