Accident Reconstruction

Pedestrian Impact Testing 

Crash tests are an important part of the accident reconstruction industry. It allows an accident reconstructionist to study, and understand, patterns and anomalies that may occur, given a specific scenario. Pedestrian impact testing is a type of crash test in which dummies are used to determine how a specific type of car accident may affect a pedestrian that is involved. In this specific pedestrian impact test, Neal Carter discusses the methods of research conducted when reconstructing pedestrian impacts and the different types of impacts that can be expected from those events.

Kineticorp’s Work to Date: 

Kineticorp’s Neal Carter teamed up with Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Specialists to participate in the documentation of this pedestrian impact testing.  This provided Kineticorp with data and information to help on future cases involving pedestrians.

Related Case Studies, Content & Research:

SAE 2008-01-0194 – The Influence of Vehicle-to-Ground Impact Conditions on Rollover Dynamics and Severity
SAE 2008-01-0166 – Occupant Ejection Trajectories in Rollover Crashes: Full-Scale Testing and Real World Cases

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