MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, PHASE 5

THE REPORT SUMMARIZES THE RESULTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE AND SYSTEMATIC STUDY OF THIRTY VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS ALL BUT ONE OF WHICH OCCURED IN THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA, GEORGIA, AREA. ONE OF THE ACCIDENTS, WHICH INVOLVED A TRUCK FIRE, OCCURED IN ROBERTA, GEORGIA. THE RESEARCH WAS A BROADBASED TEAM EFFORT WHICH INVOLVED THE PARTICIPATION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, PHYSICIANS, AND AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN, A PSYCHOLOGIST, A MECHANICAL ENGINEER, A PATHOLOGIST, A SOCIAL WORKER, AND A SECRETARY. THE RESEARCH INCLUDED AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF FACTORS LEADING TO THE INITIATION OF ACCIDENTS AS WELL AS A STUDY OF THE 'SECOND COLLISION' TO ESTABLISH THE KINEMATICS OF THE OCCUPANTS AND TO IDENTIFY THE AGENT(S) WHICH CAUSED THE INJURIES AND DEATHS. A GRAND SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS FROM 100 COLLISION INVESTIGATIONS IS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No FH-11-7400
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Experiment

    Georgia Experiment Station
    Experiment, GA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Wright, P H
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

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  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM