Two cars collide head-on. In which of the following scenarios would you expect the occupants to suffer greater injury? If the cars stick together, or if the cars rebound?

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Mar 29, 2017

Answer:

See below.

Explanation:

When the cars bounce, the variation on momentum for the driver, is almost twice the variation due when the two cars stick together. More momentum variation in the same elapsed time, implies on more strength for the actuating forces, causing more damage to the driver.