Crossovers are more dangerous for pedestrians than carsJune 17, 2020
In accidents with pedestrians, cars from the SUV segment are much more dangerous – such accidents more often end in victims, and injuries sustained by a pedestrian under the wheels of an SUV turn out to be much more serious.
Off-road vehicles and crossovers are more likely than cars to cause pedestrians injuries that are dangerous to life and health, or even kill them. This fact was noticed by specialists of the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To make this transport safer, they suggested changing its design.
For example, the same radiator grill in the event of an accident with a pedestrian will hit the latter in the pelvic and chest area. And these are very serious consequences for the body, when compared with accidents where a pedestrian fell under the wheels of a passenger car. This was pointed out by one of the authors of the study, Sam Monfort. Conclusions were made on 79 accidents in three cities in Michigan.
Crossovers and SUVs are inherently heavier and taller than the same sedans, coupes and station wagons. They get a more direct and rough front part, which increases the risk of serious injuries in the event of a collision with a vehicle.
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