Cyrus Mistry Car Accident: What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Wear a Seat Belt and How Wearing It Saves Your Life
If you think the back seat belt is unnecessary, the rear seats will not be affected by front car accidents, the tragic death of Cyrus Mystery, the former president of Tata Sons, is a reminder of why we must buckle up. The incident also serves as a reminder that no lessons have been learned since the death of Princess Diana, who died of injuries in completely identical circumstances and was not wearing a seat belt.
What happens to the body of an unattached passenger during a car crash?
Explain what can happen in Mystery car accidentAutomotive expert Toto Dhawan says: “Basic science and mathematics are the ones we all tend to ignore. It’s important to know what happens to your body during a collision. Let’s say you’re driving on a highway at 150 km/h, your body is also traveling at the same speed. So when you hit your car With an obstacle or brakes all of a sudden your car stops rocking but not with your body Your body will rush forward like a torpedo without anything holding you in place You will be pushed forward so fast that you will hit the front row and even the dashboard hard Imagine the brute force of momentum and body mass and even could crash Two passengers crash into each other and fatally injure each other.A rear seat passenger can hit the front seat passenger and the driver and seriously injure them.If you look at the Mistry, a Mercedes GLC SUV, which by the way is the safest in the world with a five-star rating, you’ll see that there was no Lots of structural damage and that the cabin is safe. In some cases, occupants can also be ejected from the vehicle at the moment of impact.”
Many people feel that airbags will save them. “This is the most common myth. Airbags are designed to complement seat belts, not the primary lifesaver,” adds Dhawan.
Dr. Abhijit and Hegaonkar, former secretary of the Bonn Orthopedic Association, says that whiplash injuries occur during these accidents where the head is pushed hard and quickly back and then forward. He adds that wearing seat belts is, therefore, an absolute necessity. Dr. Mayor Kardel, Consultant Spine Surgeon at Jahangir Hospital in Pune adds, “Motorized vehicles these days have greater safety features with airbags and lane departure prevention systems. But what people forget is that the first line of defense is the seat belt.” Dr. Shrikrishna Joshi, Vice President of Lokmanya Hospitals Group, Pune, has treated many car accident victims suffering from multiple trauma. “This means that apart from a severe head injury, there is a significant impact on the ribs and spine with femur fractures,” he adds.
How does a seat belt protect your body
“Depending on the speed at the time of impact, seat belts help the body absorb and distribute force to the shoulders and hips, parts of the body that can handle the impact more robustly,” says Dr. Neeraj Adkar, chief of orthopedics at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. Also on spinal injuries, which can lead to death or organ loss.”
What is the protection guide?
Globally, about 1.3 million people die each year as a result of road traffic accidents. In India, according to recent data from the National Bureau of Crime Records, road accidents claimed 1.55 lakh lives in India in 2021. The United Nations General Assembly has set an ambitious goal of halving the global number of road traffic deaths and injuries. 2030. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing seat belts reduces one’s risk of injury or death by nearly half.
The United States has reported some of the highest car accidents in the world. Its Department of Transportation has conducted studies showing that of the 23,824 passenger car occupants killed in 2020, 51 percent were not wearing seat belts — a 4 percent increase from 2019. Seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives in states The United States could have saved them. 2,549 more people if they wore seat belts in 2017 alone.
How should I jam
“Make sure the lap and shoulder straps are securely secured across the stomach and rib cage without slipping, as these are more capable of strengthening and absorbing shock. The most common mistake we make is placing the top harness near our necks and the bottom across our hips, leaving the all-important torso unprotected.” The right ones are important,” advises Dhawan. The U.S. Department of Transportation debunks more myths. As his website says, “Seems to be routine trips can be deceptively dangerous. Most fatal accidents occur within 25 miles of home and at speeds less than 40 mph. Seat belts can trap you in a fire or underwater. Myth or the real deal? myth. Accidents involving fire or water account for ½ one percent of all accidents. But most importantly, you can only escape from such dangers if you are conscious. Wearing a seat belt gives you a much greater chance of being conscious and able to function.”
In fact, Dhawan himself has been conducting awareness campaigns about seat belt discipline and is amazed that despite the mandatory provisions in the Automobile Act, the use of a back seat belt is very minimal among Indians. “The law is never enforced when it comes to wearing seat belts in the back seat. And we have to make wearing seat belts a behavioral habit, regardless of seat type, starting at the age of five. Indians need to be especially careful while driving on the highways, 90 in The cent of them are not intended for high speeds because we have cattle, oxcars and tractors that stop us in our tracks. Only a belt can save us,” he adds.
– With input from Anuradha Mascarenhas, Pony