Fifth Gear took this first-generation, Euro-spec Ford Focus to a private crash facility to observe what happens during the world’s fastest ever crash test. It’s no secret that the higher the velocity, the harder the impact. At 120 miles per hour, Fifth Gear sets a Mk. I Ford Focus up against a massive metal impact wall with cameras to watch the consequences.
High Speed Impact
Serious impact collisions occur when a vehicle is traveling faster than 30 miles per hour. The likelihood of injury or death increase with the amount of speed. Motorists are less likely to be able to control the car at high speeds. In high speed crashes, an individual’s body will go through significant trauma, risking serious injuries and catastrophic consequences.
Some types of injuries associated with high speed collisions include:
- Herniated disks
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Possible concussion or moderate to sever TBI. Risk for TBI is higher when not wearing a seatbelt.
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries and internal organ damage
- Organs such as heart and lungs are likely to suffer bruising, swelling, tears, punctures or ruptures
Due to the adrenaline and endorphins the human body releases in traumatic situations, individuals do not feel all the pain immediately. The body works hard to try and protect itself from some of the pain. Adrenaline provides the mental ability to make quick, sharp decisions along with the physical capability to get to safety. Medical and psychological shock are likely to take place as well.
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