This paper attempts to define the crash environment for recent model cars in terms of specific accident circumstances such as the object struck, the area of impact, and the direction of force. For each accident situation, details for a number of specific impact types and resultant injuries are provided. Details include comparison of single-car and two-car accidents and comparisons of severe injury accidents with all accidents in the study population from which they are drawn. National Safety Council and police-reported data are examined and discussed. The remaining data used in this study are selected from cases investigated by Calspan personnel in a trilevel accident study. Approximately 8,000 police cases collected during 1972 and a subset of 360 in-depth cases are available for study. For perspective purposes, the population of injury and property damage accidents from which the latter cases are drawn is described.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-10
  • Monograph Title: Design for crash survival of automobile occupants
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025508
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-019 611
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1983 12:00AM