I received a message from a good friend of mine this morning. We chatted online for a bit then he sent me this picture of his SUV. This happened on Friday.

Kirt's Wreck

Kirt's Wreck

 

He was waiting at a red light to turn left when someone coming the other way drifted out of his lane and tagged him doing 40 miles per hour. The crumple zones and airbags all worked as designed. Note that not a single pane of glass is broken. The engine has actually started down under the vehicle, causing the steering wheel to be almost verticle. Kirt walked away from this with only bumps and bruises.

The scary thing to think about. In my classic mini cooper this would have been a serious injury accident. I would not have walked away from a head on hit at 40mph. No crumple zones, no airbags, and 1/3 the mass.  Makes a person stop and think.

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