INJURIES, RESTRAINTS AND VEHICLE FACTORS IN ROLLOVER CAR CRASHES

Rollover crashes involving 997 automobile occupants of the front outboard seating positions were reviewed. Injury levels, using the abbreviated injury scale, were studied for their association with ejection, restraint use, roof crush, car weight, and the absence or presence of the b-pillar. The results indicate that the more serious injuries and fatalities are sustained by those ejected from the car, with ejection occurring most often through the side glass area. Restraints are related to less severe injuries to the non-ejected occupant as well as to a reduced rate of ejection. Roof crush is found to be a factor that interacts with restraint use and with the vehicle factors.(a) /TRRL/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Huelke, D F
    • Lawson, T E
    • Marsh, J C
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Accession Number: 00165610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM