Poke around medline a bit with rhabdo as a search term. Typically this is from a crushing injury but impact trauma (like Pierre's) can be similar in that a large amount of tissue dies and releases myoglobin into the blood. Bad things follow.
Whiplash can really mess things up. If you buy into chiropractic theory at all deranged nerve function could alter kidney function. This is a little out there for me but who knows.
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