I am not too good at physics so I thought I would post here to find an answer to a question. I was recently involved in an automobile accident and was wondering if there was a formula to calculate how fast the other car was traveling at the time of impact. The details are as follows:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Vehicle 1 (v1)was traveling left and vehicle 2 (v2) hit the right front, so v1 was traveling at 0 mph in the direction of being pushed by v2 (think of an L or a T)

Vehicle hit (v1): 3600 lbs.

Vehicle doing the hitting (v2): 2600 lbs.

Distance v1 moved after impact: ~ 2 meters

Time: ~ 1 second

Speed after impact: 0 mph

Thanks if you can help out.

Edit:

Equation 2 on this page http://www.accidentexpert.com/engr/skidart1-a.html [Broken] is what I am after I think, but I need to find out what Ve^2 is ... is there any way of finding this out? This would be the speed at impact.

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