Woman Sustains Fatal Injury in Washington DC Fall Accident From Moving Car

A 24-year-old woman has died from fatal injuries she sustained after falling off the top of the trunk area of a moving car. Dianne Grainger, who is from the Baltimore area, was seated on the vehicle that was leaving a private lot when she fell and she struck her head on the pavement.

The fall accident occurred around 12:30am on August 4. Grainger died on August 5 at Suburban hospital.

Head Injuries

Head injuries can be internal or external. Internal injuries may involve the brain or the skull, or vessels in the skull. Striking one’s head on the pavement, especially from great heights, at a fast speed, and/or with no protection to pad the impact upon contact can lead to serious traumatic brain injuries. TBIs, when severe, can lead to coma, permanent brain damage, and death.

Fall accidents, motor vehicle crashes, and sports accidents are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries.

Signs that a person may be suffering from a brain injury:
• Loss of consciousness
• Concussion
• Post traumatic amnesia
• Encephalopathy (may include confusion, problems paying attention, memory loss, aggression, confusion, or stupor)
• Seizures
• Coma
• Unreactive or unequal pupils

If someone you loved was seriously injured in a fall accident and you believe that the incident happened because another party was reckless or careless, you may have grounds for filing a Washington DC personal injury lawsuit.

Woman Fatally Injured in Fall From Car in NW, Washington Post, August 15, 2009
Related Web Resources:
Head Injury, MedlinePlus
Traumatic Brain Injury, CDC

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