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Can someone die from an uppercut?

  1. May 26, 2004 #1
    can someone die from an uppercut?....
    the reason i ask is i was just walking home from night school...and i took a shortcut thru the park..and this guy runs at me and starts punching me in my stomach and kicks me and i fall on the ground...hios friends were watching and laughing so im assuming they were betting on whether he can beat me up or not...anyway im a big guy and i know i can take this guy...i usually dont fight unless i have to anyway im on the ground and i trip him and i get back to see what he does and he gets up and runs at me...so i just took all my power and uppercutted him right near the chin and he just fell on his back and dident move at all....and i know he was drunk cause i can smell it on him, after all that happened he was just on the ground not moving, his freinds started running towards us so i just ran away, and got home right now....im kinda shaky but i dont know...i hit him hard, and iv heard that if u hit someone with the palm of ur hand right under the nose it would kill them , i dont know i dont wanna kill someone,
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  3. May 26, 2004 #2
    I think the answer is yes, though I suspect he survived.
  4. May 26, 2004 #3
    a broken jaw is possible, i dont think you kiled him, i took some uppercuts that got me unconscience, but i'm stil here
  5. May 26, 2004 #4
    He took what was coming to him. I stay away from confrontations and definitly not a fighter, but being a good runner I can probably outrun them once I get some distance between me and the foe.

    I wouldnt feel too bad about it. The guy probably is prison-material anyway.
  6. May 26, 2004 #5
    i dont care as long as he lived...
  7. May 27, 2004 #6
    I hope you told the story to someone you knew immediately after. That will help you alot if something bad happens and he and his friends pull a law-suit. That would be a possibility if you injured him and no other witnesses were present. That's a rare case scenario that's more likely to be seen on t.v though.
  8. May 27, 2004 #7
    Did do hit with your fist or your palm? Yes you are correct about the killing with the palm but only if you hit them in the nose because a bone connected to the nose is pushed into the brain. If you hit him in the jaw I would bet the most serious problem would be a small neck injury or a broken jaw.
  9. May 27, 2004 #8
    i gave an uppercut with my fist really hard right under the chin or around that area and he just fell on his back and dident move...i havent heard anything yet...but he attacked me first , im acting in self defense
  10. May 27, 2004 #9
    Yes, it can kill, but with a low probability. I'd tell the police about it. Or at least I'd talk to a lawyer. As far as I'm concerned you were completely justified doing what you did. One less psycho in the world makes it a better place. But I'm not sure exactly what the law will think of it. What's bad for you now is that you will be paranoid about him and/or his friends seeking revenge. That is so unfair.

    I bet this guy has a normal life. He probably has a job, a girlfriend and a mother who loves him. And probably none of them suspect that he would inflict unprovoked violence on an innocent human being. He doesn't deserve the benefits of civilised society.
  11. May 27, 2004 #10
    The only ways I can think of that that would kill someone would be if it was able to break or severly damage the spinal cord or if he hit his head on the ground really hard.

    I have read of a fight in a high school in which a guy punched another guy in the temple, which knocked him out. He then hit his head on the cement, which killed him.
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