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

  • Oscar Thabouillot (a1) (a2), Pierre Perrier (a1) (a2), Nicolas-Charles Roche (a3), David Agard (a2) (a4), Olivier Barbier (a4), Guillaume Martin (a1), Eric Viant (a1) and Jean-Baptiste Leclere (a2) (a4)...

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):343345.

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Correspondence: Oscar Thabouillot Emergency Department Louis-Jacques Bégin Military Hospital St Mandé-Paris, France E-mail: thabouillot@hotmail.com

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