How many times have you driven over a speed bump, hit a curb because you cut the turn too close, or made the mistake of hitting the cement blockers because you had it in drive instead of reverse? OK, I’ve done all of those, and here recently. Your body jolts, it knocks your sunglasses crooked, moves your rear view mirror, your can of corn is now on the floorboard, and changes the trajectory of your A/C vents to name a few. You then feel a tightness in your neck and low back because your body was knocked around just like the above mentioned. How fast were you going? Below 5 miles per hour in these cases. Now let’s put this in perspective, it was your tires hitting these objects and taking the brunt of the blow and your impact was delayed. Imagine hitting a non movable surface at the same speed, like a brick wall, and think about how much more of an impact that would be, all your groceries would be be all over the place, not just the can of corn. It’s easy to see how, in this circumstance, your neck would snap back and forth, your back would now take the energy from the force of impact, and your body parts could hit the inside of the vehicle.
Low impact injuries are often disputed by insurance companies, but are proven every day in the Doctor’s office. In the next few postings, I’m gonna give you research, that proves how injuries occur, and even causes death in accidents below 10mph, how about 528 fatalities in Florida alone in one year.
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