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.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 12:16 am ad1c9bdddf
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 ...
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.