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TitleA study of head injury in fatally injured child pedestrians
AuthorsBrown J, Gorrie C, Waite PM, Gibson TJ, Anderson RWG, Griffiths M
Year2000
TypeConference Paper
AbstractFatal child pedestrian crashes have been collected and investigated in NSW over the last 5 years. Routine crash investigation techniques were used to investigate the

crashes, including inspection of vehicles involved and review of scene details, witness and Police statements. Injury details were collected from post mortem examination. Detailed analysis of brain injury was carried out using established neuro pathological techniques. Impact speed and crash sequence were estimated from crash investigation details. Cases selected for reconstruction were simulated using Madymo to verify impact velocity and pedestrian kinematics. Head impact trajectories were established using the Madymo simulations. Finally, head impacts were reconstructed using EEVC test equipment and vehicles identical to those involved in the real world crash.

Conference NameImpact of Biomechanics Australia Conference: Neck Injury 2000
Conference LocationSydney, Australia
Conference Date16-17 March 2000
Page Range25-36
Page Count12
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Brown J, Gorrie C, Waite PM, Gibson TJ, Anderson RWG, Griffiths M (2000) 'A study of head injury in fatally injured child pedestrians', Proceedings of Impact of Biomechanics Australia Conference: Neck Injury 2000, pp 25-36.