From the Archives: Low Speed Impact

Two vehicles were involved in a collision at a traffic signal intersection. An ACS engineer was tasked to examine the damage. One vehicle had damage to the passenger side bumper and the other had no damage of significance. The support brace to the damaged bumper collapsed. Occupants in the vehicles would not be injured unless previously injured or unbelted at the moment of impact.

For more information on low delta-V impacts read:
“A study and comparison of the effects of low speed change vehicle collisions on the human body” by Philip Hoyes and Brian Henderson in Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume 51, March 2013, Pages 318-324.