PEDESTRAIN INJURIES AND THE CAR EXTERIOR

The relative importance of pedestrian accidents as a source of road accident trauma is shown by reference to national and international data. The methodology of pedestrian accident investigation at Birmingham University is presented and the results of a recent study used to describe the general characteristics of pedestrian accidents. The pattern of injury sustained by pedestrains struck by the fronts of cars is described and the nature, cause and severity of leg injuries and head injuries considered in detail. The implications of bumper location are discussed. The importance of the windscreen frame as a source of serious head trauma is demonstrated. /Author/SRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, Detroit, February 28-March 4, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Ashton, S J
    • PEDDER, J B
    • Mackay, G M
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770092
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM