SPINAL INJURIES IN BELT-WEARING CAR OCCUPANTS KILLED BY HEAD-ON COLLISIONS

In 34 post-mortem examinations of car occupants wearing seat belts and killed in straight or oblique head-on collisions, a thorough investigation of the spine was performed. The autopsy results were correlated with the findings in the cars in order to reconstruct the events when the occupant's body struck the interior of the car. The type and severity of injuries were then considered in relation to whether the vehicle occupant wore lap belt, shoulder belt or lap and shoulder belt. /TRRL/

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    Hexagon Publishing Company Limited

    19 Spencer Street
    St Albans, Hertfordshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Skold, G
    • Voigt, G E
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00172557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM