Thread: Cars Door being "skinned"
08-28-2002, 07:48 PM #1
Cars Door being "skinned"
Here are a couple of photos of another recent MVA I was on. The Honda was involved in a head-on MVA (Passenger died). The driver was critical and lived. The passengers door was skinned at impact. This is the third one this year (All Honda's). I know this can easily happen during extrication (training or not) especially if the crew is inexperienced or if someone isn't paying close enough attention while prying/spreading. I thought I remembered reading an article about this happening somewhere else. This could potentially hamper rescue operations so I thought I would bring it up to you all.
Any one else having these doors do this prior to arrival?
08-28-2002, 07:49 PM #2
09-01-2002, 02:23 AM #3
Jw, certainly have come across numerous car doors skinned, but have not noticed it prone to a certain make and model as you've described.
The most common cause of the skinned door I've come across is sliding into or tree's, poles and truck bull bars!Luke
09-02-2002, 08:31 PM #4
Yeah a Honda doesn't present much challenge to a bull bar.Sometimes makes opening the door a dite trickier.T.C.
09-07-2002, 09:52 PM #5
A Posting from Ron Moore, Forum Moderator
If a door has been skinned and the latch and inner door are still closed, the vertical crush technique is an effective technique.Ron Moore, Forum Moderator
09-08-2002, 01:43 AM #6
It's interesting how terminology differs- we call that a "Vertical Spread", Ron...
Regardless of the name though, that is without a doubt the number one technique we use on all doors when opening....Luke
09-08-2002, 09:18 PM #7
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