Seat belt fractures of the cervical spine.

@article{Taylor1976SeatBF,
  title={Seat belt fractures of the cervical spine.},
  author={Thomas K. F. Taylor and Sydney Nade and Justin Bannister},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={1976},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          328-31
        }
}
Three unusual injuries of the cervical spine in wearers of safety belts are reported. In each case, the presence of diagonal bruising and abrasions in the line of the sash strap indicated its involvement in the mechanism of the injury. 

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