Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Injury interpretation and reconstruction of events in a victim of a ‘hit-and-run’ road traff...

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Case Reports

Injury interpretation and reconstruction of events in a victim of a ‘hit-and-run’ road traffic incident

Author:

H. T. D. W. Ariyarathna

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, LK
About H. T. D. W.
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences
X close

Abstract

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
Published on 15 Jun 2022.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus