A 10yo girl is sitting lapbelted in the rear of an SUV that is involved in a rear-end collision at 40mph. She complains of abdominal pain, and has an ecchymosis from the lapbelt going across her lower abdomen. Of the following, which is the LEAST likely injury the patient may have:

A. Small bowel injury

B. Kidney injury

C. Horizontal vertebral body fracture in lower spine

D. Spinal cord injury

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