Whiplash Injury In Utah County at Low Speed

What you need to know about low-speed whiplash injury in Orem Utah.

Crash standards have been adopted that mandate rear bumpers must withstand a 5 mph collision into a fixed barrier, meaning a wall, a pole, etc. without showing any visible evidence of damage.

In a vehicle to vehicle crash, where the bumpers line up well and energy is transferred into both vehicles, it takes considerably more force to cause visible bumper damage than a 5 mph collision.

Some tests have shown that cars could be crashed repeatedly at 20 mph and not show any visible damage.

What does this mean?

If it takes 20 mph to damage your car but only 2.5 mph to cause injury, that means that there can't be any connection between speed, vehicle damage and occupant injury in low-speed collisions.

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