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Study of rear impact in light trucks and potential injuries to the occupants

by Patel, Dhruv Vikram.

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According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year about 400,000 trucks are involved in motor vehicle crashes. Eighteen percent of these accidents are in rear-end crashes of the trucks. Accordingly, fatal injury had resulted to 5 percentages of the injuries. Whiplash is the common neck injury in rear impact consuming billions of dollars in insurance. However due to relatively low number of deaths or injuries in rear impact crashes,
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School:Wichita State University

School Location:USA - Kansas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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