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Old 09-14-2006, 10:34 AM   #1
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When a SUV collides with a Honda Civic Hatchback

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Old 09-14-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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Ouch!

I had seen that earlier today on h-t. The guy even said he only got minor cuts from the broken glass. Damn lucky guy, looks like the lady slammed into him at a pretty good clip. He didn't even have an air bag.

He is gonna be physically sore for a while I imagine.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:10 PM   #3
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Wow. It looks a lot like my younger brother's accident...
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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Wow that is scary. I am glad there was no passangers in the car.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:47 PM   #5
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Even old Hondas safe

My Brother was the passenger in a head-on collision where someone was driving their truck up the middle of a back-road, drove over a blind crest at 40+mph and hit the car at an offset-frontal impact. It was an '84 Honda of some sort (Accord?), and both my Brother and the Honda driver walked away (they were both belted). He described the way the Honda took the impact was that the engine block took the force of the impact and moved it downward instead of through the passenger compartment. This was before "crumple zones", etc. They've been ahead of the safety game for a LONG time. The pickup took it worse, and that driver had a broken leg.

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when my 84 civic was hit from behind at 35+ mph, other then relocating the rear axle, and spare tire, it held up rather well, and was able to be driven to where it sits today (kind of like a dog with a limp) it was rather impressive how well it took the impact, andyou could clearly see how the car was designed to fold on impact.
oh, and the vehicle that hit me from behind was a brand new pickup truck being driven from one dealership to another by some retired guy, the truck was noticably damaged, altho still drivable, my car however was not, altho, with luck might some day be again.
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i think this guy was REALLY lucky, for some reason the steering column didn't move very much and there is major intrusion into the cabin.

i wonder how fast the vehicles were travelling for that type of damage.
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I would sue the cell phone talking chick for all shes worth and tie her up in court for years. I would make her life a living hell over that cell phone call. She didnt even hit the brakes! I most likely would not have been able to contain myself at the accident site. If my wife would have been in the passengers seat. I surely would have went to jail.
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A roll cage would have made sure there was little risk to the driver of that car.
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Clarification

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Crumple zones have been around long before '84.
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The safety "revolution" happened later on, so this term was neither coined, nor became mainstream until probably the late 80's/early 90's.

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