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Auto Safety / Sport Utility Vehicles #624798

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 02, 1998
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Robert Hager) Government crash test on sport utility vehicles and regular vehicles examined; slow-motion tests shown. [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ricardo MARTINEZ, General Motors Robert LANGE - offer views on car performance in the tests.] [Car accident victim Linda RASMUSSEN - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Ann Arbor, Michigan: Anne Thompson) The study by the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN) of front and side impact crashes in newer model vehicles featured; details given of how the "detectives" examine the accident victims and the vehicles to find patterns in real accidents; scenes shown from the University of Michigan trauma center. [Dr. Stuart WANG - explains how a car crash is a complex event and that older people suffer more extensive injuries.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Thompson, Anne

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