HOW DO THEY DIE{ MEDICAL-ENGINEERING DATA FROM ON-SCENE INVESTIGATIONS OF FATAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

ON-SCENE INVESTIGATIONS OF 104 FATAL ACCIDENTS INVOLVING 136 FATALITIES SHOWED THAT EJECTION FROM THE VEHICLE WAS THE LEADING CAUSE OF THE FATALITIES. THE DATA INDICATE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THESE VICTIMS COULD HAVE SURVIVED BY THE USE OF THE SIMPLE LAP SEAT BELT. TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF FATAL INJURIES FROM AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS, FUTURE DESIGNS OF AUTOMOBILE INTERIORS MUST INCLUDE ADEQUATE CRASH ATTENUATION FEATURES./NSC/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 1003a, 5 PP, 9 TAB, 3 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Huelke, D F
    • Gikas, P W
  • Publication Date: 1965-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1994 12:00AM