Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016 Jun;31(3):343-5. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X16000364. Epub 2016 Apr 18.

A Fortunate Story of an Unusual AK-47 Bullet Trajectory: Always Keep a Smartphone in Your Pocket.

Author information

1
1Emergency Department,Louis-Jacques Bégin Military Hospital,St Mandé-Paris,France.
2
3Cardiology Department,Louis-Jacques Bégin Military Hospital,St Mandé-Paris,France.
3
2French Military Health Service Academy - Ecole du Val de Grâce,Paris,France.
4
4Orthopedic and Traumatologic Surgery,Louis-Jacques Bégin Military Hospital,St Mandé-Paris,France.

Abstract

This is a report of a fortunate story of an unusual AK-47 bullet trajectory which took place during the Paris (France) attack of November 13th, 2015. A young man, trying to protect his girlfriend, interfered between her and a shooter. He had been wounded in the posterior compartment of the thigh. The bullet penetrated him and, instead of exiting, rebound against his Smartphone, which was in the front pocket of his pants. Thanks to that, the missile bullet did not injure his girlfriend but ended its trajectory in the fat tissue of his thigh. Thabouillot O , Perrier P , Roche NC , Agard D , Barbier O , Martin G , Viant E , Leclere JB . A fortunate story of an unusual AK-47 bullet trajectory: always keep a Smartphone in your pocket. Prehosp Disaster Med, 2016;31(3):343-345.

KEYWORDS:

rifles; terrorism; wound ballistics

PMID:
27086713
DOI:
10.1017/S1049023X16000364
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Cambridge University Press
Loading ...
Support Center