Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(9):713-715
Summary Low speed motor vehicle crashes and whiplash-associated disorders Ugeskr Læger 2008;170(9):713-715 Whiplash injuries have increased in numbers during recent decades. The highest incidence rates of whiplash injury are found in low speed motor vehicle crashes during which many vehicles do not sustain significant property damage despite the fact that occupants may suffer personal injury. This article investigates the relationship between car crash velocity changes and residual vehicular damage in low speed crashes and personal injury thresholds. It can be concluded that a personal injury threshold in relation to velocity change and property damage in low speed motor vehicle crashes cannot be established based on scientific evidence.