Pedestrian v. Vehicle Collision: A Biomechanical Analysis

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Robert J. Nobilini, Ph.D., Biomechanical Engineer
Case Synopsis: A pedestrian was crossing the road when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The plaintiff stated that he had a green light, looked both ways, and stepped out into the street when he noticed the defendant’s vehicle approaching at a high rate of speed. The plaintiff testified that when he observed the vehicle, he attempted to jump back, but his right leg was struck by the front passenger side corner of the defendant’s vehicle. The defendant claimed that the plaintiff ran out into the roadway from between two parked cars and into the rear passenger side of his vehicle. Continue reading “Pedestrian v. Vehicle Collision: A Biomechanical Analysis”