Hi, Aunt Scripty, i have a question. I don't know how to word it properly, but what are the possible injuries for a person who's been run over (or, as google translate says, trampled??) by a large group of people? The crowd suddenly panicks and everyone starts running in one direction and the character is standing in the crowd talking to one of them? Thanks for doing such a great job on this blog! 💕
Hey there nonny! Trampling is indeed the right word :) Thanks for your ask!
Trampling injuries are almost exclusively blunt trauma from characters getting stepped on.
Typically, when someone is knocked down during a panicked rush like that, they’ll do one of two things: try (and fail) to get back up, or curl up into a ball and put their arm over their head to try to protect it. They’ll usually be on their side if that happens.
So they’ll mostly have injuries on one side of their body, not the other. Some injuries could include:
- Broken arm
- Broken leg (usually lower but possibly upper)
- Broken ribs
- Blunt trauma to the abdomen, including the kidney
If the arm protecting the head is moved for some reason, the character can have blunt trauma to the head, too: a broken jaw, a cheekbone fracture, a concussion, or even a brain bleed.
It’s wholly possible for someone to be trampled to death, meaning that they were stepped on, tripped over, and fallen on by so many people that their organs have been crushed. Often these deaths are due to internal bleeding, though from exactly what I’m not sure.
I hope your story is as great as your character’s day is awful :)