The traffic accident research unit has, for several years, carried out in-depth studies of road accidents. Prior to the year 1976, investigations were centred on the outcome for occupants of passenger studies, 25 fatal crashes involved a heavy vehicle (omnibus or truck) and 9 crashes in which occupants were hospitalised involved heavy vehicles. In addition, two serious bus crashes were investigated in-depth. In February, 1976, a feasibility study was commenced with a view to conducting an examination, on-scene, of casualty accidents involving heavy vehicles. The feasibility of conducting on-scene examinations having been established, a pilot study of heavy vehicle accidents was commenced in May, 1976. In this study, interview forms were used at the scene in order to elicit information from participants and witnesses about factors leading up to the accident; in addition, previously established procedures for examining injury mechanisms were followed. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales Dept of Motor Transport, Australia

    Traffic Accident Research Unit, 56 Rothschild Avenue
    Roseberry, New South Wales 2018,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Herbert, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 57 pp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Note 1/76 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM