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A previously healthy 21-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department a short time after being trapped while working under his car when the jack gave away. The patient remained under the vehicle, which was compressing his anterior chest, until the fellow workers were able to remove the victim after approximately 6 min.
The patient arrived at hospital with stable vital signs and no loss of consciousness.
A bilateral subconjunctival and periorbital haemorrhages, generalised …
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