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How can I hurt so much when my car is hardly damaged?

Vehicle Damage v. Passenger Injury:

“The amount of damage sustained by the car bears little relationship to the force applied. To take an extreme example: If the car was stuck in concrete, the damage sustained might be very great but the occupants would not be injured because the car could not move forward, whereas, on ice, the damage to the car could be slight but the injuries sustained might be severe because of the rapid accelerations permitted.”

Ian Macnab Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto Chief of Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wellesley Hospital, Toronto. “Acceleration Extension Injuries of the Cervical Spine” Chapter 10 in THE SPINE by Rothman and Simeone. WB Saunders Company 1982 Page 648

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