EXPERIMENTAL AUTOMOBILE-PEDESTRIAN INJURIES

Fifteen fresh cadaver impacts were conducted in simulation of pedestrian-automobile accidents. The test sled configuration simulated an automobile bumper and hood in "standard" and "nosedive" situations as well as "Hard" and "soft" impact surfaces. Instrumentation and film demonstrated large axial compression forces in the struck leg and considerable angular velocity of the torso in all modes. Dissection revealed primary injury at the impact site at low velocities with added remote injury at high velocities. Fracture of the lateral tibial plateau was most common. Lowering the bumper height offered the greatest protection against at moderate impact velocities. /Author/

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    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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  • Authors:
    • Weis, E B
    • Pritz, H B
    • Hassler, C R
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00178232
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM