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The modern holy shroud

Horisberger, Beat
Published in Forensic Science International. 2012, vol. 219, no. 1-3, p. e10-2
Abstract Testimonies disclosed that a 44-year-old pedestrian was struck head-on by a truck while she was roaming on the motorway; at the time of collision, the truck was travelling at a speed of about 90 km/h. In the second phase of the collision, the pedestrian was projected about 100 m before her body was run over by the truck and then by a car. The autopsy revealed extensive mutilations, making it impossible to verify the testimonies of witnesses to the collision as regards the pedestrian's position at the moment of the first impact. However, the reports produced by the technical expert and the forensic pathologist were able to confirm the testimonies, based on an impact zone on the front panel of the cab of the truck, where part of the pedestrian's face was reproduced like a "modern holy shroud".
Keywords AccidentsTrafficAdultFace/pathologyFemaleForensic PathologyHumansMotor VehiclesMultiple Trauma/pathologyPaint
PMID: 22172499
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SCHRAG, Bettina et al. The modern holy shroud. In: Forensic Science International, 2012, vol. 219, n° 1-3, p. e10-2. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2011.11.025 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:26279

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