Published Online: 1 October 1978
Page Count: 15
Associate medical investigator and assistant professor of pathology, Office of the Medical Investigator, School of Medicine, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
Post-sophomore student fellow, School of Medicine, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
Project manager and senior engineer, Physical Science Laboratory, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces,
(Received 26 August 1977; accepted 2 February 1978)
Low-velocity rear-end collisions frequently produce relatively minor damage to vehicles and perplexing injuries to occupants. These collisions are an ever-increasing hazard, especially at intersections, at interchanges, and to occupants of parked or stalled vehicles. In 1976 20% of all motor vehicle accidents were rear-end collisions involving two vehicles, but these accidents constituted only 4% of all motor vehicle fatalities . The neck is the most frequently injured portion of the body, with 10% more cervical injuries reported in females than in males [2,3].
Paper ID: JFS10730J