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NEWS RELEASE

December 14 , 2000

ATTACHMENT:
SIDE IMPACTS WITH FATAL HEAD INJURIES
CAUSED WHEN INTRUDING VEHICLES STRUCK OCCUPANTS' HEADS

Grand Am photo

This 1993 Pontiac Grand Am was struck by a 1972 GMC full-size pickup truck. The Grand Am's 29-year-old female driver died from massive injuries to her head, neck, chest, and abdomen. A 72-year-old female passenger in the rear seat also was killed.

IIHS/UVa, 95-050 (1994)

Geo photo

This 1991 Chevrolet Geo was struck by a 1997 Ford pickup truck. The Geo's 23-year-old male driver was killed. His injuries included chest trauma plus fatal injuries when the hood of the intruding pickup struck his head.

NASS 79-123 (1999)

Breeze photo

This 1997 Plymouth Breeze was struck by a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer. The Breeze's 30-year-old female driver was killed. Her injuries included head trauma when the intruding Blazer's hood struck her head.

NASS 75-143 (1999)

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13-Dec-2000