Special Crash Investigations Guardrail End Terminal Investigation Vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion Location: Missouri Crash Date: May 2017

This single-vehicle crash occurred in the early morning on an interstate highway in Missouri in May 2017. The Ford was being driven westbound on an interstate highway by a belted 23-year-old male. The vehicle traveled off the right edge of the roadway and struck the ET-Plus end terminal of a guardrail with its front plane. The guardrail extruded to the field side for 8.8 m (29 ft) before kinking. The vehicle rotated clockwise 90 degrees and the left plane of the vehicle was penetrated by the kinking guardrail before coming to rest. The driver sustained severe injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01706248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 730, Case No. DS17008
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C00271
  • Created Date: May 21 2019 8:39AM