TRUCK ACCIDENTS: PATTERNS OF KINEMATICS AND INJURIES

115 truck accidents with trucks > 3.5t were analysed by the motor vehicle accident investigation team of the Medical School Hannover and the Technical University Berlin. The accident frequency and causes, the patterns of injuries and the kinematics of the injured passengers of the trucks and cars are presented. The influence of the collision speed, the vehicles' deformation and the mass ratio of the colliding vehicles on the degree of injury of the occupants is shown. (Authors)

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 201-204

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM