Pedestrian involved traffic collision reconstruction methodology

A pedestrian-involved traffic collision is generally less fully understood than the "typical" car-to-car broadside intersection collision. For this reason, the analysis of the pedestrian-involved collision is, in many respects, more complicated and demanding. This paper addresses the typical sequence of events in a pedestrian-involved collision and the movement of the vehicle and pedestrian body from pre-impact through the collision to their final points of rest. Methods for the analysis of the pedestrian-involved collision, including a review of several different techniques for calculating vehicle impact velocity, are also presented. A comparison of crash test data to different forms of analysis is provided as a frame of reference for the reader in evaluating these methods.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 401-24
  • Monograph Title: Road accidents in their legal context

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01435785
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0868569895
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 7:15PM