# Question: How Fast Does A Car Have To Hit You To Kill You??

If someone is hit by a car at 40 mph they are 90% likely to be killed.

If someone is hit by a car at 30 mph they are 50% likely to be killed.

If someone is hit by a car at 20 mph they are 10% likely to be killed.

## Can you survive a 70 mph crash?

At these speeds, your odds of survival in a vehicle with a “good” frontal score are close to (not quite, but close to) 100%. A 70 mph crash carries more than 2x as energy, or precisely 306% as much energy as the 40 mph crash (100% of tested forces).

## What are the odds that you will die in a car crash?

Considering deaths in the U.S. that year totaled slightly less than 2.6 million, the individual American driver’s odds of dying as a result of an injury sustained in an automobile crash (which include pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists involved in car crashes) come out to about 1 in 77 — making it one of the

Speed and the injury risk for different speed levels

Reference Speed 50 km/h 90 km/h
Injury accidents 4.0% 2.2%
Serious injury accidents 6.1% 3.4%
Fatal accidents 8.2% 4.5%

## Can you sleep in your car when it’s cold?

A car can protect you from the wind and snow, but it can still get as cold as a tent in the middle of the night. Remember, you don’t have to obsess over size and weight when you’re sleeping in your car. If you can fit it, bring it! (Within reason, of course.)

## What happens to a body when hit by a car?

You’ll probably have broken ribs, a punctured chest cavity, bruised and swollen organs, and a potentially crushed body, so it stands to reason that there may be some tears inside you. You could have a ruptured spleen, heart, and lungs, but that’s not the most disgusting thing that can happen.

## How much G force is lethal?

There are isolated incidents of humans surviving abnormally high G-forces, most notably the Air Force officer John Stapp, who demonstrated a human can withstand 46.2 G’s. The experiment only went on a few seconds, but for an instant, his body had weighed over 7,700 pounds, according to NOVA.

## How many G’s is a car crash?

Typical g-forces in a motor-vehicle collision.

According to GSU’s HyperPhysics Project, a 160 lb person—wearing a seat belt and traveling at only 30 miles per hour—experiences around 30 g’s of force in a front-end collision with a fixed object. That’s 2.4 tons of force acting on the body!

## What is the fastest acceleration a human can survive?

He survived a peak “eyeballs-out” acceleration of 46.2 times the acceleration of gravity, and more than 25 g0 for 1.1 seconds, proving that the human body is capable of this. Stapp lived another 45 years to age 89 without any ill effects.

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