- Wearing a seat belt
- Hit from the rear, side, or front
- Facing straight ahead or if their head or body was turned
Soft Tissue Injuries
Scrapes and Cuts
During a collision, loose objects such as cell phones, coffee mugs, eyeglasses, and dash-mounted GPS systems can cut through the skin and cause other visible injuries. These scrapes and cuts may be minor, or they may lead to heavy blood loss and require stitches.