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Whiplash - Closed Head Injury with Resulting Brain Injury. Graphic depiction of closed head injury (coup-contra-coup) resulting in brain injury. Shows the following stages: A. Normal brain; B. Head thrust back with brain impacting the skull wall; and C. Head thrust forward with brain impacting the posterior cranial wall. Hemorrhage contusions to the temporal lobes. A final illustration reveals a subarachnoid hemorrhage with frontal and temporal lobe contusions.