MOTORCYCLE KINEMATICS AND INJURY PATTERNS
This paper is a review of recent research of motorcycle operators' kinematics and their injury mechanisms during collision. The Trauma Research Group's motorcycle study has been updated to reflect current data acquisition. The crashes have been collected within California and the Southwest. The study is a clinical in-depth analysis conducted to determine and evaluate patterns of injury, mechanism of injury and sources of injury. Procedurally vehicle collision dynamics and kinematics were determined before the occupant kinematics and injury patterns were analyzed. Injuries result from three primary sources; the object struck; the final horizontal surface struck; and the motorcycle itself. Mechanism of injury was found to be dependant on whether the occupant kinematics were non-ejection, ejection, or deflection. Injury patterns differed as a function of crash dynamics, impact location, the struck vehicle, rider impact kinematics and post crash ejection trajectories.
- Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the American Association of Automotive Medicine.
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- SIEGEL, A W
- Hight, P V
- Nahum, A M
- Lent-Koop, D B
- 19th Annual Conference of the American Association for Automotive Medicine
- Date: 1975-11-0 to 1975-11-0
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Deflection; Ejection; Electric power supply; Injuries; Kinetics; Motorcycles; Motorcyclists
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00132032
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM