Special Crash Investigations: On-Site Small Overlap/Oblique Impact Investigation; Vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion; Location: Michigan; Crash Date: September 2017

This report documents the on-site investigation of a small overlap/oblique frontal impact to a 2010 Ford Fusion. This crash occurred on a two-lane, rural roadway in a residential area. The Ford was a 4-doorsedan equipped with multistage frontal air bags, front seat-mounted side impact air bags, and side impact inflatable curtain air bags. A belted 26-year-old female driver and a 13-month-old female, second-row right passenger occupied the vehicle. The second-row right passenger was seated in an unknown make/model rear-facing child restraint system. The Ford was traveling south in the southbound lane, and a 2007 Lincoln MKX was traveling north in the northbound lane. The Lincoln entered the Ford’s lane, and its front plane struck the front plane of the Ford. The Ford came to final rest on the west road side in a residential yard heading north. The Lincoln came to final rest in the southbound lane heading south. The driver of the Ford sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased 70 minutes following the crash. The second-row right passenger sustained police-reported “C” (possible) injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital (treatment unknown). A belted 73-year-old male driver occupied the Lincoln. He sustained police-reported “A” (incapacitating) injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the crash scene due to damage.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01761764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 906, IN17029
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-12-C-00270
  • Created Date: Dec 14 2020 1:21PM