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12022.7.  (a) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury
on any person other than an accomplice in the commission of a felony
or attempted felony shall be punished by an additional and
consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for three years.
   (b) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury on any
person other than an accomplice in the commission of a felony or
attempted felony which causes the victim to become comatose due to
brain injury or to suffer paralysis of a permanent nature shall be
punished by an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the
state prison for five years. As used in this subdivision, "paralysis"
means a major or complete loss of motor function resulting from
injury to the nervous system or to a muscular mechanism.
   (c) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury on a
person who is 70 years of age or older, other than an accomplice, in
the commission of a felony or attempted felony shall be punished by
an additional and consecutive term of imprisonment in the state
prison for five years.
   (d) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury on a
child under the age of five years in the commission of a felony or
attempted felony shall be punished by an additional and consecutive
term of imprisonment in the state prison for four, five, or six
years.
   (e) Any person who personally inflicts great bodily injury under
circumstances involving domestic violence in the commission of a
felony or attempted felony shall be punished by an additional and
consecutive term of imprisonment in the state prison for three, four,
or five years. As used in this subdivision, "domestic violence" has
the meaning provided in subdivision (b) of Section 13700.
   (f) As used in this section, "great bodily injury" means a
significant or substantial physical injury.
   (g) This section shall not apply to murder or manslaughter or a
violation of Section 451 or 452. Subdivisions (a), (b), (c), and (d)
shall not apply if infliction of great bodily injury is an element of
the offense.
   (h) The court shall impose the additional terms of imprisonment
under either subdivision (a), (b), (c), or (d), but may not impose
more than one of those terms for the same offense.

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