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    My dad got charged for a hit and run. He was driving a Ford Edge that weighs 5,380lbs and struck an 8 year old boy that stepped out infront of his car. The kid weighs 57lbs and my dad was going at a speed of 25mph. He had the radio turned up pretty loud. Would he feel any impact? The kid was not run over by the tire.

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    For simplicity we assume the collision between the car and the boy is elastic. This assumption though not accurate would not materially affect the conclusion.

    When a heavy object undergoes head on ...

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    In this solution we discern whether a driver of a truck would feel the impact of hitting a small child based on the given variables.