Here’s what humans would look like if we could survive car crashes — it ain’t pretty

Photo by Transport Accident Commission
Photo by Transport Accident Commission

If humans were designed to withstand a car crash, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty. But at least we’d be safe?

Australian Transport Accident Commission, a government-owned organisation set up to pay for treatment and benefits for people injured in transport accidents, collaborated with a trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and renown Melbourne artist to create its latest road safety project — a humanoid figure named “Graham.”

Graham is an interactive and rather grotesque-looking figure (Twitter had some amusing things to say about him) designed to show what we might have looked like had we evolved to withstand a car crash.

“People can survive running at full pace into a wall but when you’re talking about collisions involving vehicles, the speeds are faster, the forces are greater and the chances of survival are much slimmer,” TAC chief executive officer Joe Calafiore said in a news release.

To learn why Graham looks the way he does, click on this 360 degree interactive website to see him in all his glory. 

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