220 accidents involving 224 vehicles in lateral impact were analysed at the site of the accident. Patterns and severity of injuries to passengers were analysed. With the help of this systematic analysis it was possible to establish a classification of influential parameters responsible for injuries occurring from a lateral impact. The seating position of the passengers, the vehicle weight, the impact direction, the impact point on the vehicle, use of safety belt, speed reduction of the vehicle at the time of collision as well as the degree of intrusion into the passenger compartment were included in the evaluation. The study is also of importance for the forensic medicine expert. The data and information can be used to clarify the question of seating positions in accident vehicles as well as the reduction of injury severities by the use of safety belts. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 399532. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Stapp Car Crash Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 6-7, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • OTTE, D
    • Suren, E-G
    • Appel, H
    • Nehmzow, J
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-24
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 0-89883-711-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P-152
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:44AM