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Shear Injury to the Olfactory Nerves (Cranial Nerve I). Graphically depicts a violent blow to the back of the head as it strikes the pavement, resulting in tearing of the fibers of the olfactory nerve bulb (C.N. I) in the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone in the skull. This injury usually results in the victim losing his sense of smell and taste.