Special Crash Investigations: On-Site ET-Plus Guardrail End Treatment Crash Investigation; Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Maxima; Location: Missouri; Crash Date: April 2016

This report documents the on-site investigation of an ET-Plus guardrail end treatment that was struck by a 2003 Nissan Maxima. The investigation was conducted at the request of the Federal Highway Administration. The Nissan was traveling east on a divided roadway, driven by a belted 19-year-old male. While the driver negotiated a right curve, a deer entered the roadway. The driver took evasive left steering and braking action but overcorrected to the right, initiating a clockwise rotation. The driver lost control as the Nissan yawed across the travel lanes toward the right roadway edge, where it struck the ET-Plus end treatment. The guardrail system redirected the Nissan back onto the shoulder of the roadway, where it came to final rest. The driver exited the vehicle without assistance. He denied injury at the crash scene and was not medically treated or transported.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 813 171, CR16013
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C-00269
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2021 10:36AM