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Sports utility vehicles and older pedestrians

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7522.966-e (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:966

Achieving compatibility in motor vehicle crashes

  1. Ediriweera B R Desapriya, research associate (edesap@cw.bc.ca),
  2. Ian Pike, assistant professor
  1. Department of Paediatrics—UBC, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Centre for Community Child Health Research, 4480 Oak Street, L 408 Vancouver BC, Canada V6H 3V4
  2. Department of Paediatrics—UBC, BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Centre for Community Child Health Research, 4480 Oak Street, L 408 Vancouver BC, Canada V6H 3V4

    EDITOR—The chief determinants for the degree of severity of injuries in motor vehicle collisions are vehicle size and weight. If all cars were designed to be equal in standard to the best car currently available in each class, then an estimated half of all fatal and …

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