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Francois Lee (FLJ)

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Francois Lee (FLJ)  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Greetings

I've just wondered why motorcar accident victims always loose their shoes when hit by a car crossing the road?

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Francois L.J Lee

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They didn't tie them up properly?
 

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The force throws them off?
 

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This lunatic was lucky to lose only his shoe!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7QRyf84ZPk
 

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They didn't tie them up properly?

Are their feet still inside?
 

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This lunatic was lucky to lose only his shoe!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7QRyf84ZPk

I saw this on the BBC site recently. Un*******believable! How stupid do you have to be?
 

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They didn't tie them up properly?

Are their feet still inside?
What you mean?
 

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They didn't tie them up properly?

Are their feet still inside?
What you mean?
There feet get cut off with the shoe still on.
 

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Ah, okay...ummm.
I see...
 

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If you're hit by a car when your foot is in contact with the ground then you get friction between the shoe and the road as the vehicle pushes your leg sideways, so the shoe tends to get more or less scraped off the foot by road.

You'll normally end up with a broken leg as well, and/or a shattered knee.

If you know you're going to get hit- get the heck out of the way; failing that, jump up just before you are hit; you do NOT want your foot on the ground at impact under any circumstances.

« Last Edit: 03/03/2009 20:02:47 by wolfekeeper »
 

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They didn't tie them up properly?

Are their feet still inside? 


How can this happen?
 

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Their feet get cut off with the shoes still on.
 

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Nah. Usually just broken leg and shattered knees. Most car bumpers aren't sharp enough to do that. Still, they might have to amputate.
 

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