V19. Vehicle Damage

Definition:

Subfield 1 of this element is intended to collect the approximate contact point on this vehicle associated with this vehicle’s initial harmful event. If the initial harmful event does not involve a collision, then code “Non-Collision” (refer to glossary). Subfield 2 identifies all areas damaged on the vehicle as a result of this crash. Subfield 3 identifies the extent to which the damage affects the vehicle’s operability rather than the cost to repair.

Element Attributes:
Subfield 1: Initial Contact Point on Vehicle

Non-Collision
12-point Clock Diagram (Appendix J)
Top
Undercarriage
Cargo loss
Unknown

Subfield 2: Damaged Areas

12-point Clock Diagram (Appendix J)
Top
Undercarriage
All Areas
No Damage
Unknown

Subfield 3: Extent of Damage

No Damage
Minor Damage
Functional Damage
Disabling Damage
Unknown

Rationale:

Important for use in evaluating injury severity in relation to motor vehicle impact and crash severity.