The number of deaths on motorcycles per mile traveled in the U.S. in 2019, was nearly 29 times the number in cars . Motorcycles are less stable than automobiles and may undergo roll, pitch, and yaw prior to, during, and post-collision. While the occupants of an enclosed automobile are constrained by restraints and/or the interior of the automobile, motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed automobile, are not constrained, and may be on or off the motorcycle prior to, during, or post-collision or fall-down incident, so they are more likely to be injured or killed.
Vehicle Fall and Flip Motions
In traffic crashes, vehicles can travel sometimes partially through the air. This motion can usually be considered as a fall, flip, vault, or rollover. The speed of the vehicle when it first left the ground might be determined if certain information is known, such as the point where the vehicle left the ground and the point where it first came back into contact with the ground.
Injury Biomechanics - Considerations for Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the more common incidents that the Injury Biomechanics expert may be asked to review is a motor vehicle accident (MVA). There are multiple factors that need to be considered in an Accident Reconstruction and Injury Biomechanics analysis of a MVA. Below are...
Injury Biomechanics - Considerations for Low-Speed Collisions
One of the more common incidents that the Accident Reconstructionist may be asked to review is a low-speed collision. Below are some factors that should be considered by the reconstructionist. Note, this...
Accident Reconstruction - Dusk/Dawn/Night Considerations
It is no secret that driving during dusk/dawn/night (DDN) conditions places increased demands on the human visual system. When dealing with a DDN case, below are some factors...