(Washington Post) When the 17-year-old arrived at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, his entire jaw was cracked and a chunk of the bone had been completely shattered. Several of his teeth were missing and there was a hole in his chin.
“That’s an injury we see in high-speed motor vehicle crashes,” Katie W. Russell, a pediatric surgeon who treated the teenager in March last year, told The Washington Post. “It’s a big injury.”
Jonathan Skirko, a pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon who operated on the boy, told The Post the damage looked “kind of like a close-range gunshot wound.”