blunt trauma

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injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)

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Dr Jones told the court: "These injuries have been caused by multiple episodes of blunt-force trauma."
Post-mortem examinations revealed both died as a result of blunt-force trauma to the head, each sustaining a number of blows.
One charge was of causing unnecessary harm by inflicting blunt-force trauma, and the second alleged offence was of failing to provide veterinary treatment for the animal's injuries.
Its website ( includes a page of 11 victims of anti-trans violence in 2007 and lists causes of death such as blunt-force trauma and denial of AIDS treatment.
A GUNSHOT wound to the chest, a knife wound to the abdomen, blunt-force trauma to the head--a typical workload for an Army surgeon in a combat zone.
It is unclear if he was hit more than once, but according to the coroner's report, Martinez died of "blunt-force trauma to his head" as well as exposure.
It appeared that the victim's injuries were caused by blunt-force trauma, McKee said.
Jurors listened as the expert detailed more than 30 external injuries he found on the toddler's body, most of them "in keeping with blunt-force trauma".
The state medical examiner's office found motorbike fan Denver died of suffocation and blunt-force trauma to the head.
He added: "This was severe, blunt-force trauma. There were at least 14 blows."