September 17, 2019 at 12:53 pm #1645
Posted: Jul/14/2016 at 12:31pm – author: jvecchi
I feel like there is a conflict between several definitions within ANSI D.16, regarding classification of crashes. In 2.6, Road vehicle crash types, subsection 2.6.6 says this about a motor vehicle crash: A collision involving motor vehicle in transport is a crash that is both a motor vehicle crash and a collision crash in which the first harmful even is the collision of two or more motor vehicles in-transport. The same is true for other road vehicles as subsection 2.6.7 indicates that a collision involving other road vehicle in transport is a collision crash in which the first harmful even is the collision of two or more other road vehicles in transport.
Can someone tell me why these collision crash types require two motor vehicles or two other-road-vehicles? What crash type would apply to a collision between a motor vehicle in transport and an other road vehicle in transport? Using these classifications, I can’t find the correct category.
“2.4.12 -Motor vehicle crash is a transport accident that (1) involves a motor vehicle in transport, (2) is not an aircraft accident or watercraft accident, and (3) does not include any harmful event involving a railway train in-transport prior to involvement of a motor vehicle in transport.” This does not seem to imply that a motor vehicle crash needs to involve 2 or more motor vehicles in-transport.
Relying on 3.3 – Classification by transport vehicle type, the order of precedence is aircraft accident, watercraft accident, motor vehicle crash, railway accident and other-road-vehicle crash. Thus, if a collision occurred between a motor vehicle and an other-road-vehicle, per the precedence it would be a motor vehicle crash, which, in my mind, conflicts with the definition of motor vehicle crash in 2.6.7. What am I missing?