Special Crash Investigations: Remote Child Restraint System Crash and Fire Investigation; Vehicle: 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty; Location: New York; Crash Date: August 2015

This remote investigation documents the crash and subsequent fire involving a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup in which a 6-month-old female was restrained in a child restraint system (CRS) in the second row center position. The Ford was involved in a head-on configuration crash with a 2011 Jeep Liberty SUV that crossed the median of a two-lane divided roadway. As the belted 24-year-old male driver of the Ford was negotiating a left curve, the Jeep crossed the painted median and struck the Ford head-on. The vehicles both rotated counterclockwise and came to rest, where a post-crash fire ensued that consumed the occupant compartments of both vehicles. The driver of the Ford removed the infant from the CRS and evacuated the vehicle with assistance from passersby. Attempts to assist the driver of the Jeep were unsuccessful due to the advancement of the fire. Both occupants of the Ford were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The driver of the Ford sustained a police-reported incapacitating leg injury (A-level), but was treated and released. The 6-month-old infant was not injured. The 56-year-old female who was operating the Jeep died at the scene as a result of the crash and post-crash fire.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 995, CR19038
  • Contract Numbers: 693JJ919C000004
  • Created Date: Nov 9 2020 10:01AM