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Crash Forces Are Lethal When Cars Crash at High Speeds


October 20, 2018

ALBANY, NY- The www.wral.com writes that high-speed car accident can expose the human body to extremely high forces. Even when people use seatbelts, physics dictates that the forces are still strong enough to be deadly. For people who fail to use seatbelts, the force is even more likely to kill.*

When a vehicle crashes, there is an output of kinetic energy that can equal several tons. How strong the G-force is will depend on a number of variables including how much the person weighs, the speed of the vehicle when it crashes, and how fast the vehicle comes to a stop. 

Experts have been analyzing the horrific limousine crash that took place last Saturday in New York to determine what happened and how the accident killed 20 people. The speed of the vehicle when it crashed is not yet known. 

When a person is just sitting, they experience around 1 G or force, which is how much force a person who is 160 pound feels just by existing. Roller coasters ate known the produce as much as 6 Gs, which would be 960 pounds of force. For fighter pilots, it is possible to experience 12 Gs. This much force can cause people to lose consciousness. 

Once a person is exposed to 18 Gs, injuries such as bruising, broken bones, and burst capillaries can result. This is frightening because in a car accident at just 30 miles per hour, people can be subjected to 20 Gs, or even 30if they do not have a stretchable seatbelt. A person with no seatbelt in the same crash can experience 150 Gs. People exposed to 50 Gs face a severe risk of being seriously injured or killed.

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