GIDAS case study

Description of the accident

The participant 01 (Citroen C4 Picasso) drives the regional highway K8554 coming from Porschütz in the direction of the federal street B101. In Priestewitz he does not note the right parking participant 02 (MAN TGX truck-trailer). He collides without braking with the trailer of the truck. All three vehicle occupants are injured, partly seriously.  

Accident scene

Participant 01 Citroen C4 Picasso 2.0 Exclusive

Technical data

    • Year of manufacture 2007
    • Braking system: Anti-locking-system
    • Engine: 103 KW, 1997 ccm
    • Maximum speed: 195 km/h
    • Traction control, vehicle stabilisation system, emergency braking assistant, lane departure warning, tire pressure warning system, cruise control
    • Frontal airbags first row (activated), knee airbag driver (activated), seat integrated sidebags first row, curtain-sidebags first and second row
    • Beltpretensioner, belt-force-energizer first row (activation on the accident site not detectable)
    • No technical deficiencies detectable
    • Damages and deformations in the hole frontal area by underriding-collision with the trailer
    • Damages in the innerspace in the area of the dashboard

       

      Damages (with measuring scales)

      Further technical details (innerspace, tireset, seatbelts, airbags, auxiliary equipment,...)

      Participant 02 MAN TGX 18.400

      Technical data

        • Year of manufacture 2010
        • Braking system: anti-locking-system
        • Engine: 294 KW, 10518 ccm
        • Maximum speed: 89 km/h
        • Traction control, vehicle stabilisation system
        • Trailer by Krone, building year 2006
        • No technical deficiencies detectable
        • Damages in the area of the rear of the trailer, mostly at the slaved forklift truck and at attachement parts
        • Vehicle stood on the road without a driver for unloading

          Overview

          Damages with measuring scales

          Further technical details (innerspace, tireset, seatbelts, auxiliary equipment...)

          Inhabitants

          Driver 01

          Driver 65 years old, driving licence since 20 years He stated that he was dazzled by the frontal sun. He used the windscreen washing system. As a result the windscreen polluted completely. The driver couldn´t see anything. In that moment he collided with the trailer. Slight injured by the impact, marks caused by the airbag and seatbelt (bruise of the thorax AIS 1) 

          Front passenger, female, 68 years oldSerious injured by the impact, marks caused by the airbag/seatbelt, impacting marks (deformation) at the rigt dashboard (serial rib frakture AIS3, distortion of the cervical spine AIS1, cut left finger AIS1) 

          Passenger second row right, female, 32 years old Serious injured by the impact (clavicle fracture AIS2, some bruises and abrasions AIS1)

          Incoming way participant 01

          Results of the reconstruction

            • Starting-/collision speed participant 01: 42 km/h
            • No breaking reaction due to the frontal low sun and the polluted windscreen
            • Collision straight on and underriding of the trailer of the participant 02

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