The objectives of the research were basically threefold: (1) To statistically analyze 263 pedestrian accident cases to search for injury causation factors; (2) To develop a method for quantifying the level of injury or severity a pedestrian accident victim sustains; and (3) To develop a mathematical model of the pedestrian accident victim, to validate the model through the use of a limited number of experimental tests, and to exercise the model to study the sensitivity of pedestrian accident severity to vehicle exterior design parameters.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-242 066. Prepared by Texas A and M Research Foundation, College Station.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Texas A&M Research Foundation

    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Ross Jr, H E
    • Young, R D
    • Mayyasi, A M
    • Krouskop, T A
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOTHS-801 541 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-065-1-217
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM