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Study: women 73% more likely to be injured in front-end crashes

Women are more vulnerable than men when they are involved in front-end collisions, according to a study published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention. In fact, a female's risk for injury is 73% higher than a man's. In particular, Ohio residents should know that women run double the risk for lower-body injuries, especially to the spine, abdomen and legs.

It appears that many automotive safety tests do not really produce data that's specific to women. Crash test dummies are almost always modeled on men, with some of them modeled on men who served in the military some 50 years ago. The female crash dummies are often merely smaller versions of these dummies.

Yet women differ from men in fat patterns, muscle concentration and pelvis shape -- all of which are characteristics that can affect the results of crash testing. Even ignoring how a three-point seat belt sits on top of breasts will lead to skewed data and, with it, incomplete safety measures and safety devices.

For their study, researchers analyzed nearly 23,000 front-end collisions that were reported between 1998 and 2015. They divided the vehicles between those built in the most recent decade (that is, 2009 to 2019) and those built prior to that period. Newer model vehicles were found to reduce injuries to the abdomen region and lower extremities.

If anyone, man or woman, suffers serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident, and the fault can be laid down on another driver, then there will be good grounds for a personal injury case. Pursuing one and striving for a fair settlement is another matter, however. This may take the advice and guidance of a lawyer. After the case evaluation, the lawyer may hire investigators to gather proof of the defendant's negligence. Victims may leave all settlement negotiations to their lawyer.

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