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King County, Washington – Man Dead From Brain Injuries After Being Pushed Down Stairs

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Posted on May 9, 2019

King County, Washington  (April 29, 2019– According to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Danny Olinger died from injuries including rib fractures, a skull fracture and brain bleeding on April 29. The day before, he was pushed down a set of stairs onto the foyer. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, but died from his injuries around 2 a.m. on early Monday morning.

On April 28, Danny Ollinger was trying to stop his stepson from hurting his mother. However, while attempting to do so, his stepson allegedly pushed him down the stairs, causing the two of them to fall. The mother called 911, and officers caught the stepson by tasing and handcuffing him. He is booked into King County Jail and charged with second-degree murder.

About Injuries

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Head injuries are a major cause of alarm, especially since there is a possibility that the brain is put in danger. Most brain injuries can be unfortunately fatal.I cases where the brain is injured, the performance of the whole body can be affected. This can mean that parts of the body are simply weakened, or in other cases the injury can affect speech and cognitive abilities. No matter the intensity, brain injuries can be very debilitating and can cause many inconveniences in everyday life. Traumatic brain injuries in particular can have severe effects on the body. Traumatic brain injuries can include concussions, which are hard blows dealt to the head, and contusions, where bruises form in the brain and may cause bleeding. Depending on where the injury is located, different parts of the body will be affected.

There are a number of accidents which can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common causes are motor vehicle accidents, and similar to this case, falls. Victims may suffer physical symptoms such as migraines, seizures, convulsions, or speech/cognitive problems like slurred speech, memory loss, and irritability. However, brain injuries are not always readily apparent. If you have come from an accident which has dealt an injury to your head, do not hesitate to have yourself checked out for brain injuries.


Note: The location where the fall happened has not been provided.