Ejection - The Leading Cause of Death in Automobile Accidents * 660802

From on-scene investigations of 139 fatal automobile accidents during four years, it was found that of 177 persons killed, 48, or 27%, died by ejection, which is thus the leading cause of death. As would be expected, most (two-thirds) were ejected through opened doors; others were ejected through windshields, open convertible roofs, or door windows. From the investigations it is postulated that 80% of the ejection deaths would have been prevented had the ejectees worn seat belts.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 40% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.