Tensing up before an accident - help or hurt? Is there really any research or evidence that will give us a clear answer?
Unless you are in a car accident where you clearly see a vehicle coming towards you, you will not have time to brace yourself. It’s also been said that an intoxicated driver doesn’t sustain significant injuries because they don’t tense up before an accident. And yet for those of us who have experienced the aftermath of a vehicle injury, we know our bodies hurt for several days, even if “significant injuries” don’t seem to be present.
So, does tensing up before an accident help or hurt?