THE HAZARD OF THE UNRESTRAINED OCCUPANT

A review of 208 cases involving injuries sustained by vehicle occupants was extracted from the computer storage at the Highway Safety Research Institute. Data analysis indicates injuries are sustained by direct occupant-to-occupant contact and by one occupant forcing another into or against an interior car structure. All body areas can be involved in this previously unreported injury mechanism, with the upper portion of the body being more susceptible to injury. Case histories from field accident investigations will be presented. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Huelke, D F
    • Sherman, H W
    • O'Day, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-016 223
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM