This paper examines the relevance of the EEVC pedestrian subsystem tests and the extent to which they predict the severity of specific injuries.
Ten accidents were reconstructed using numerical and laboratory methods to estimate the severity of impacts to the pedestrian’s head and lower extremities. Headform impacts that exceeded a HIC of 1000 were strongly and positively associated with head injuries rated AIS3 and above. The acceleration of the Legform appears to be positively associated with the severity of injuries to the leg below the knee. However, the level of bending and shearing of the Legform knee joint greatly overestimated the risk of ligamentous damage to the knee.