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Injuries from hovercraft racing.

Research paper by H R HR Cattermole

Indexed on: 01 Jan '97Published on: 01 Jan '97Published in: Injury



Abstract

A 31-year-old man presented with a potentially serious neck injury following a racing hovercraft accident. Previous reports of hovercrafting injuries could not be found, and a review of the sport's own records was undertaken. This shows there to be a wide range of injuries sustained from the sport, although most of them are minor. However, there are some worrying trends, and further studies are being undertaking in order to improve the sport's safety record.