Special Crash Investigations On-Site Small Overlap/Oblique Impact Investigation; Vehicle: 2014 Nissan Versa; Location: Missouri; Crash Date: August 2016

This report documents the on-site investigation of a small overlap/oblique impact to a 2014 Nissan Versa. This crash occurred on a straight, two-lane, rural roadway. The Nissan was a 4-door sedan equipped with multi-stage frontal air bags, front seat-mounted side impact air bags, and side impact inflatable curtain (IC) air bags. An unbelted 19-year-old male driver occupied the vehicle. The Nissan was traveling west in the westbound lane. A 1999 Ford Ranger was traveling east in the eastbound lane. The Ford entered the Nissan’s travel lane and the front left of the Ford struck the front left of the Nissan (Event 1). The impact resulted in deployment of the Nissan’s driver’s frontal air bag, both IC air bags, and both front seat-mounted side impact air bags. The Nissan then departed the north side of the roadway, coming to final rest in a ditch heading southwest. The impact caused the Ford to rotate counterclockwise and it rolled over (Event 2), right side leading, seven quarter turns, coming to final rest on the south side of the road on its left plane heading northeast. The unbelted 38-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the Ford was ejected through the left front door during the rollover. The driver of the Nissan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the crash scene. The driver of the Ford sustained police-reported “A” (incapacitating) injuries and was transported by helicopter to a hospital. His injuries and level of treatment are not known. Both vehicles were towed from the crash scene due to damage.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01689718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 624, IN16024
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C-00270
  • Created Date: Dec 14 2018 12:23PM