UMass Amherst KIN 460 - Team project SCI case studies - Fall 2018 (2 pages)

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Kin 460 - Motor Control

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Total number of points 30 Spinal cord Injury Case Studies Morgan s Story SCI Case Study Here s What Happened Morgan was a cheerleader in 10th grade very social and considered one of the nicest people at school Just like every other morning Morgan was heading to school in the SUV her parents had helped her buy just three months ago She was still in her quiet neighborhood where there was virtually no traffic at this early hour Morgan was in the habit of buckling her seat belt just before she left the residential streets to pull onto the four lane road outside her neighborhood It was Friday and Morgan and her friends had plans to attend the football game after school She remembered that they had not yet figured out where they would meet up immediately after school It was a tradition with her circle of friends that they grab a bite to eat at a local fast food restaurant before the game She would see her friends once she arrived at school but was excited and wanted to make the plans This was the perfect time to send off a quick text to her friends to nail down a place to meet Morgan s parents her driver s education instructor the local billboards and television commercials had all warned her about the dangers of texting and driving but Morgan knew she was an amazingly fast texter She smiled as she thought about how painfully slow her mother was at this mindless task As she approached the intersection a lawn maintenance truck pulling a trailer overloaded with mowers and leaf blowers came careening around the corner wandering over into her lane But Morgan was looking at her phone so she did not see what was coming toward her The vehicles collided Although she was not going that fast the sudden impact made her SUV swerve and roll over Morgan was thrown from her vehicle The lawn maintenance truck was damaged and the workers who had been belted in were shaken up but not severely injured As soon as they realized what had happened they called 911 and went to help Morgan as best



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