FYI: Risk factors for injury in a motor vehicle crash

Did you know that when you are involved in a Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC), some of the risk factors for acute injury include:

  1. Female
  2. History of Neck injury
  3. History of whiplash
  4. Poor Head restraint geometry
  5. BMI of Head/neck
  6. Frontal vs. rear seating position
  7. Impact of vehicle of greater mass
  8. Rear struck occupant, when bullet vehicle has a motor that is longitudinally mounted

These are just a few of many factors to consider. Make sure to be evaluated by an professional for suspected injuries when in a MVC, don’t just take the ER or Urgent Care word that with muscle relaxers and pain killers it will go away on its own in time.

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