Third-Degree Burns & Full-Body Scarring: Inside Howard Hughes’ Near-Fatal Car Crash

Business magnate Howard Hughes handed away on April fifth 1976, at age 70, however years prior, he got here face-to-face with demise when he was concerned in a near-fatal automobile crash. After he broke his hip, Hughes by no means walked once more and as a substitute turned recluse. According to biographer Geoff Schumancher, he stopped taking good care of himself and on account of that, his well being declined. Now, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter is analyzing the billionaire’s post-mortem to find the actual purpose for his mysterious demise. REELZ’s new docuseries exposes all the small print. On July 8, 1946, Hughes was rushed to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Beverly Hills following a brutal automobile crash. “Every bone in his body was broken and he was scarred all over his body,” recollects Terry Moore, Hughes’ ex-wife. “Telegrams came in from all over the world: ‘Hope you get well Howard.’ ‘Hope you get through this.’ But nobody thought he was gonna live,” says James B. Steele, Hughes’ biographer. In the program, forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter says Hughes’ medical notes revealed he’d suffered a number of fractures and third-degree burns kind the collision. “He required four skin grafts. His chest was crushed, his left lung collapsed, and his heart had been pushed to one side of his chest cavity. This could’ve caused crush syndrome, a medical condition characterized by major shock,” says Hunter. Did the extreme accidents and trauma from the automobile crash in the end result in Howard Hughes’ demise? Autopsy: Howard Hughes airs Sunday, March 31 at Eight ET / PT on REELZ. … Read extra at