INJURIES TO PEDESTRIANS IN REAL ACCIDENTS AND THEIR RELATION TO COLLISION AND CAR CHARACTERISTICS

Results with regard too accident and injury characteristics of pedestrians are presented on a basis off 3,000 real world accidents. Head and leg injuries are predominant pedestrian injuries. The influence of pedestrian age was clearly confirmed. Typical innfluence of car form on injury incidence was found. Pedestrian overall injury severity was about balanced, with some advantage for the "v" form as compared to the "pontoon" form. Typical differences exist with regard to individual body areas. Results suggest that pedestrian safety in car collisions can be positively influenced by measures of vehicle technology and by optimization of car front structures.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 161-198

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P-82
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM