Special Crash Investigations: On-Site Guardrail End Terminal Investigation; Vehicle: 2006 Ford F-150; Location: Missouri; Crash Date: February 2018

This report documents the on-site investigation of a pickup truck impact to an ET-Plus 4-inch channel width guardrail end terminal that is of interest to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The investigation was conducted on behalf of FHWA. This crash occurred on the south roadside of the eastbound lanes of a four-lane, divided U.S. highway. The Ford F-150 was a 2-door pickup truck equipped with multi-stage frontal air bags and a powertrain control module event data recorder. A belted 58-year-old male drove the vehicle and reported to the police that he had fallen asleep as the Ford traveled east in the right lane of the highway. The vehicle departed the right side of the road where the right-side view mirror struck a delineator (Event 1) and the front plane struck the end terminal (Event 2). The vehicle came to final rest heading northwest with the vehicle partially in the eastbound lane. The driver sustained police-reported “C” (possible) injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he was hospitalized for three days.


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Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01788807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 813 016, IN18003
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C-00270
  • Created Date: Nov 18 2021 12:14PM