Human Corpses Used As Crash Dummies

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (NBC)-- A four-month-long NBC Action News Investigation has uncovered government videos, photos, and thousands of pages of reports detailing human corpses being used like impact test dummies in NHTSA funded tests.

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When NBC Action News watched the impact test videos carefully, side-by-side, it was difficult to see a difference between the human corpse in one video and the traditional crash test dummy in the other.

The familiar dummy and a human cadaver are positioned nearly exactly alike and adorned with the same black and yellow photo target circles on their skulls, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.

We're planning for my grandmother's funeral. It's either going to be open-casket, or at Mach 2.

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