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Women More Likely to Be Injured in Car Wrecks Because Female Crash Dummies Weigh 110 Pounds


Women are more likely than men to be seriously injured in car accidents. It's a well-known fact; it's been reported on for years. A 2011 study found that with men and women who wore seatbelts, women were 50 percent more likely to be seriouesly or fatally injured in a car crash. And until now, no one has been able to figure out why. Turns out the answer is way more infuriating and unacceptable than you might think.

A new study from the University of Virginia found that yes, women are still much more likely than men to sustain critical injuries in car accidents. And it found that the the crash-test dummies used to test vehicle safety are to blame.

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