Win a copy of Programming with Types this week in the Angular and TypeScript forum
or The Design of Web APIs in the Web Services forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Sheriffs:
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Knute Snortum
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Frits Walraven
  • Joe Ess
  • salvin francis

Fireworks are dangerous

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 782
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Even when your just an on looker.
OHHHH, press me!!
What i dont get is that the paramedics didnt notice a bullet in her head.
 
mister krabs
Posts: 13974
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
They took the bullet out of her head and sent her home! Either she has a really hard head or that bullet was fired from far away.
 
Sheriff
Posts: 6450
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Andy Ceponis:
What i dont get is that the paramedics didnt notice a bullet in her head.


As an Emergency Medical Technician (volunteer), here's my best guess on that one. The medics were most likely dispatched for "subject hit in head with fireworks" or something similar. Upon arriving on scene, the woman most likely told them she was hit in the head with fireworks.
The article stated that it was a small caliber bullet. It was probably fired up in the air by someone who was "celebrating". So if it was fired in the air and then came back down to hit her in the head, the bullet had lost it's explosive force by the time it started descending back to earth. Being a small caliber bullet it did not have much mass and falling to earth the only thing acting on it was gravity. It obviously did have enough energy left however to penetrate her head, although probably not too deeply, and most likely with a pretty small entry wound.
Upon examination of the woman's head, amongst her hair they probably saw a small wound that wasn't bleeding all that much. I would have to assume that the bullet itself was probably just deep enough to not be visible, especially given a little bit of blood, hair, and scalp was probably obscuring it. So the paramedics, seeing just a tiny wound, probably bandaged her up, asked her if she wanted to go to the hospital, and when she said "no" they went on their merry way.
Of course it could have been totaly different than this, but that's just my best guess. Way more information than you were looking for I know.
Jason
 
Tick check! Okay, I guess that was just an itch. Oh wait! Just a tiny ad:
Java file APIs (DOC, XLS, PDF, and many more)
https://products.aspose.com/total/java
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!