THE CAUSE AND NATURE OF HEAD INJURIES SUSTAINED BY PEDESTRIANS

For pedestrians struck by cars the following conclusions are made: children sustain less severe injuries than adults at high impact speeds and this is mainly due to their sustaining less severe head injuries; for both children and adults the head is the body area sustaining life-threatening or fatal injuries; life-threatening or fatal head injuries are often more caused by vehicle contact than road contact; and the windscreen frame is responsible for most of the life-threatening or fatal head injuries caused by vehicle contact. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • Ashton, S J
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 101-113
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM