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The Texas A&M videos below were
produced by WREX2000 and are available here with permission.
Head-on Crash Test
Conducted at Texas A&M during an
accident reconstruction conference, this collision pits a van in a partial overlap head-on
against a very large pickup truck. When two vehicles collide, a quantity known as a
"closing speed" is sometimes discussed. In this collision, each vehicle was
moving toward the other at 30 mph, producing a total closing speed of (30+30=) 60 mph.
Each vehicle was moving forward at "only" 30 mph. 30 mph doesn't seem very fast,
but look at what can happen...
60 mph Head-on Crash Test Video, Slow Motion
This collision was also conducted at
Texas A&M with two vehicles identical to the ones used in the 30 mph crash test, but
here only the van was moving - at 60 mph. The pickup truck was stationary. The
total closing speed of 60 mph in this partial overlap head-on crash (60+0=60 mph), though,
was the same as that in the 30 mph test test. Would the results be similar?
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