C8. Manner of Crash / Collision Impact
The identification of the manner in which two motor vehicles in transport initially came together without regard to the direction of force. This data element refers only to crashes where the first harmful event involves a collision between two motor vehicles in transport.
- Front to Rear
- Front to Front
- Sideswipe-Same Direction
- Sideswipe-Opposite Direction
- Rear to Side
- Rear to Rear
Important for evaluation of occupant injuries and structural defects. This data element can be used in conjunction with Motor Vehicle Maneuver/Action (V18) to describe the crash.