Driver Suffers Hematoma, Respiratory Tract Damage from Helmet 戴安全帽繫帶過長 婦人車禍勒喉引血腫

A Kaohsiung woman was recently taken to the hospital after an accident and a doctor noticed that her voice was getting more and more hoarse. It turns out the strap on her helmet was too loose and strangled her throat during the accident.


A 40-something scooter driver was recently treated for a hematoma on her vocal cords and damage to her respiratory tract after getting into an accident.

Tang Chen-ling, Trauma Doctor, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital:"Her helmet was too loose, and when she braked the helmet pulled her head back."

Her doctor says the injury was caused by a too-long helmet strap, which pulled back against her throat when she braked. Symptoms of this kind of injury, which can take up to 48 hours to develop, include a hoarse voice and respiratory distress. Doctors say everyone should be on alert for helmet straps that are too long.

Ms. Chang, Safety Helmet Store Owner:"We recommend a finger's width (from the chin). Without that space, it'd be hard to breathe."

Citizen:"When it's (very) windy and you're driving fast, (your helmet) will feel loose. In that situation, I wear my helmet tighter."

The recommended gap between one's chin and helmet strap is 1 centimeter and straps should be readjusted every time a helmet is put on.

 

 

保護頭部,政府規定騎機車不戴安全帽要開罰,不過,高醫日前收治一名40幾歲,出車禍的婦人,到院後聲音沙啞,深入檢查發現有聲帶血腫、呼吸道被擠壓的狀況。

高醫外傷及重症外科醫生 唐貞綾表示:「應該是安全帽,他戴的有一點太鬆了。然後造成說他在車禍,緊急剎車的時候,安全帽整個往後拉,然後去勒到他的脖子。」

原來婦人的安全帽繫帶太長,車禍時,安全帽往後飛時,繫帶直接勒住喉嚨,出現急性咽喉損傷,醫生說,這種症狀,有時要等48小時才會出現聲音沙啞、呼吸窘迫等症狀,容易被輕忽,提醒民眾多留意,也記得戴安全帽時,留意繫帶長度。

安全帽業者 張小姐表示:「建議(離下巴)就是一個手指頭穿進去。因為你一個手指頭穿不進去,他可能也呼吸困難。」

民眾表示:「風(大)的時候,有時候騎快,那個風一吹,就會,會鬆,會沒有安全感。我是會戴緊一點這樣。」

安全帽業者提醒,繫帶應離下巴1公分,才不會太緊也保障安全,保險起見,每次戴上前,都拉拉繫帶,確保有調整到最佳長度。

 

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