A horrifying X-ray of a young woman’s ‘life-changing’ hip injury has been revealed by traffic cops to warn car passengers against putting their feet on the dashboard.
The woman’s hips were completely crushed when she was involved in a crash while her feet were propped up.
One hip was broken while the other was completely dislocated in the shunt.
Sergeant Ian Price, of Dyfed–Powys Police in Wales, posted the picture to issue a warning so other front seat passengers do not relax with their feet up. He said: “Here is an X-ray of horrific injuries sustained to the front seat passenger who had their feet on the dashboard at the time of a collision.
“If you see your passenger doing it stop driving and show them this.”
The woman in the X-ray did survive but her injuries have been described as ‘life changing’.
Putting your feet on the dashboard is currently not illegal in the UK. Officers could accuse drivers of impeding the vehicle because the passenger is blocking a side mirror.
Commentators on the Sergeant’s post said they would take note of his urgent warning.
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