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Trajectory Analysis for Collisions Involving Bicycles and Automobiles
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 1, 1990 by SAE International in United States
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Determining the impact velocity of a striking vehicle in a bicycle-involved collision is arguably the most difficult part of preparing an analysis or reconstruction of such an event. To help the accident reconstructionist in this effort, a series of crash tests were conducted to relate the impact velocity of the striking vehicle to the throw distance for the cyclist.
This series of tests was conducted using a 1984 four-door Toyota Corolla and an articulated dummy astride a group of similar bicycles. The dummy/bicycle arrangement was struck at velocities ranging from 16 to 27 mph (25 to 43 km/hD3) relative to the cyclist.
CitationHaight, W. and Eubanks, J., "Trajectory Analysis for Collisions Involving Bicycles and Automobiles," SAE Technical Paper 900368, 1990, https://doi.org/10.4271/900368.
Accident Reconstruction-Human, Vehicle and Environmental Factors
Number: SP-0814; Published: 1990-02-01
Number: SP-0814; Published: 1990-02-01
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