Can People Be Crashproof?
The Victoria, Australia Transport Accident Commission (TAC), in conjunction with Patricia Piccinini, a local Melbourne artist, has constructed a prototype of a human that could better withstand crash crashes. They call their interactive life-size sculpture, Graham, and exhibit him to show people how vulnerable they are to injuries from car crashes. Graham can withstand collisions with 18 wheelers, high speed head on collisions, and SUV rollovers, but mere humans still suffer greatly from traffic accidents. The good news is that the right lawyer can get you compensation for your injuries. That’s why it’s important to speak to an experienced California car accident attorney as soon as possible.
What Makes Graham Crashproof?
Logan and Christian Kenfield are trauma surgeons at the Royal Melbourne Hospital provided Piccinini with the information about how the body responds to crashes, and ways to make it more resistant. They designed Graham’s face to be flat to absorb the energy of a collision. Other improvements on human physiology include his larger skull, with additional ligaments and cerebrospinal fluid, that better protects his brain. His knees are designed to move in many directions to avoid fractures during an accident. There’s padding on the ribs to better protect internal organs. He’s even designed to better withstand a pedestrian knockdown, with extra joints that help him move out of the way of oncoming traffic more quickly.
What Can We Learn From Graham?
Car accidents are the number one killer of young people in the United States, and Graham illustrates how lacking our bodies are to withstand crashes. That’s why it’s important to obey traffic signals, abide by speed limits, and never drive under the influence. It’s also important to avoid distractions while driving such as texting, eating, putting on makeup, or taking care of children. If you’ve been injured in a car crash, it’s important to speak to an experienced California car accident attorney as soon as possible.