Special Crash Investigations: On-Site Rollover Crash Investigation; Vehicle: 2015 Toyota Highlander; Location: Texas; Crash Date: March 2018

This report documents the on-site investigation of the single-vehicle rollover crash of a 2015 Toyota Highlander, which was equipped with rollover/side impact inflatable curtain (IC) air bags that were certified to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 226, Ejection Mitigation. This crash occurred on the north roadside of a six-lane divided State highway that traversed in a northwest-southeast direction. The Toyota was equipped with multistage frontal air bags, front seat-mounted side impact air bags, and rollover/side impact IC air bags. A belted 67-year-old female drove the vehicle. The Toyota was traveling northwest in the left through lane when the driver lost control on the wet pavement and the vehicle departed the right side of the roadway. The left plane struck the end terminal of a blocked out, W-beam steel guardrail (Event 1). The vehicle rotated clockwise and rolled over (Event 2), left side leading, an estimated 12 quarter turns across a distance of approximately 37 m (121 ft) down an embankment. The vehicle came to final rest at the bottom of the embankment upright heading southeast. The driver sustained police reported “B” (non-incapacitating) injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital where she was treated in the emergency room for minor injuries and released. The Toyota was towed from the crash scene due to damage.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01745082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 886, IN18006
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C-00270
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2020 11:25AM