Side Impacts to the Passenger Compartment — Clinical Studies from Field Accident Investigations 890379
The side impact, recently and currently the subject to of much debate, controversy and proposed NHTSA rule making, is a difficult type of crash to significantly reduce serious injuries and fatalites. Results from real-world crash investigations presents a confusing picture for the near-side passenger compartment crash. A direct relationship between the amount of crush and injury severity levels (MAIS) is not apparent. Exemplar cases of tow-a-way/injury crashes are presented at all AIS injury level of drivers in crashes with direct driver door crush damage.
Citation: Huelke, D., Sherman, H., and Steigmeyer, J., "Side Impacts to the Passenger Compartment — Clinical Studies from Field Accident Investigations," SAE Technical Paper 890379, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/890379. Download Citation
Donald F. Huelke, Harold W. Sherman, Jamie L. Steigmeyer
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
SAE International Congress and Exposition
Side Impact-Injury Causation and Occupant Protection-SP-0769, SAE Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars-V98-6