Special Crash Investigations Remote Vehicle Fire/Child Restraint System Investigation Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet Astro Location: California Crash Date: January 2012

The interest of this Remote Vehicle Fire/Child Restraint System (CRS) Investigation is the post-impact fire in a 1995 Chevrolet Astro involved in an angled crash with another vehicle, and the two child occupants of the Chevrolet who were seated in CRSs. This two-vehicle crash occurred within a four-leg intersection. The Chevrolet was being driven by a 20-year-old male and traveling northbound approaching the intersection. The front right seat was occupied by a 19-year-old female. The second row left seat was occupied by a 2-year-old male who was seated in a forward-facing CRS. The second row middle seat was occupied by a 1-year-old female who was seated in forward-facing CRS. A 1997 Ford F150 was being driven by a belted 42-year-old male and traveling eastbound approaching the intersection. As the Chevrolet entered the intersection it was struck on the left plane by the front plane of the Ford. Both vehicles were displaced in a northeast direction. They departed the roadway and came to rest in a dirt field. The Chevrolet caught on fire and sustained major fire damage. Both front row occupants of the Chevrolet sustained “K” (fatal) injuries and were declared deceased on scene by fire paramedics. Both second row occupants sustained “B” (other visible) injuries and were removed by passersby and transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The driver of the Ford sustained “B” (other visible) injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 15p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01669777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 540
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C00271
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 2018 10:20AM