upon impact

upon impact

Fig. at the place or time of an impact. The car crumpled upon impact with the brick wall. The man who fell from the top of the building died on impact.
See also: impact, upon
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The cars burst into flames upon impact and (right) firefighters clear up at the scene |
A stiffer shaft also penetrates better than a weak shaft because the arrow doesn't waste energy oscillating upon impact.
The bus burst into flames at the Khairpur Nathan Shah bypass upon impact with a high-voltage electric cable, according to police.
NASA's comet lander Philae, reportedly grazed a crater on the surface of the comet 67P upon impact.
The buses are designed to crumple upon impact so fortunately there was no damage done to the truck that was hit.
One person was ejected from their vehicle upon impact and went into cardiac arrest, according to initial reports.
A stiffer shaft also penetrates better because the kinetic energy isn't wasted in bending the shaft upon impact.
The helmet has impact and vibration absorption which allows for energy to disperse upon impact, reducing the chance for serious head injury.
Ahmad added that Shujoon's airbags were released upon impact, hitting her in the face and causing her to pass out, according to Laha Magazine.
The patent-pending windshield deflects objects away from the cockpit and significantly decreases the likelihood of objects breaching the windshield upon impact.
Before hitting the lunar surface, LADEE was traveling at 3,600 mph (5,790 kph), three times faster than a high-powered rifle bullet, so the spacecraft not only broke apart upon impact, but pieces of it likely vaporized.
However 'The Fast and Furious' actor's friend Roger Rodas, who was driving the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, died upon impact from multiple traumatic injuries.
It opens up immediately upon impact to over 50 caliber and penetrates to 20" in ballistic gel, while creating a wound channel over 5" in diameter.
And it appears it collapsed and he died upon impact with the electrical generator machinery at ground level.
Warm hands usually allow for a better grip on the club which, as they are the only connection to the club, again has an effect on the transfer of energy upon impact.