underride crash

underride crash

Public health An MVA in which a car slides under the container of an 18-wheeler/tractor trailer, often resulting in serious injury or death by decapitation of the driver and front passengers. See Motor vehicle accident.
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Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) today stood alongside families of truck underride crash victims and truck safety advocates to announce bipartisan legislation, the Stop Underrides Act of 2017, to prevent deadly truck underride crashes.
An underride crash is when a car slides under the body of a large truck, such as a semi-trailer, during an accident.
My heart goes out to all the families who have been affected by these tragic collisions, including Marianne Karth, Lois Durso, Jennifer Tierney and especially Randy and Laurie Higginbotham, whose 33-year old son, Michael, was killed in a truck underride crash in my area of Memphis your advocacy and sacrifice, along with the support of the Truck Safety Coalition and Advocates for Highway Safety have brought us all to this point.
Earlier this year, NHTSA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on rear underride crash protection and visibility conspicuity of single unit trucks.