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Old 04-01-2013, 06:15 AM
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Off topic here but here. One of the routes I take to the coast from up here has had this car out at the road.

My son is 17 and started driving and I had him with me this last run so I stopped because I wanted him to see this close up.

Hoping that seeing this will stick with him and he will be a little more cautious driving.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:00 AM
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That Honda had to be flying in reverse, wtf?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:12 AM
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My son just stared at the car, did not say anything.

He does not drink or smoke so I was hoping too keep him thinking by looking at this.

Yes the car was definitely moving when it came to a stop. This is in North Carolina.

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My son's P/U after he was hit head-on. The guy in the Grand Cherokee was apparently driving like an idiot in the rain. Tried to pass the car in front of him, lost control and hit my son who was traveling in the opposite direction. Looking at the GC, the kid was damn lucky his car hit my son's truck with the passenger side. If his car had spun the opposite direction and hit the same way on his driver's door, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have made it.

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That is exactly why my son is getting my F-150 when he starts driving.
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That is exactly why my son is getting my F-150 when he starts driving.
Yeah i'm sure that would of faired better.
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Looks like beer cans in the front seat of the first car, imagine that!
The force to sheer a telephone pole is amazing. was it a fatal? Any other info on the accident?

Back in black, thank God your kid was OK.
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Originally Posted by njbassr View Post
Yeah i'm sure that would of faired better.
I think you missed the point... it's not a Chevy vs. Ford thing. It's a "mass wins" thing. Silverado vs. Hyundai? Silverado wins. F-150 vs. Camry? F-150 wins.

Nome sane?

For similar reasons, I drive an F-250 diesel crew cab and an '85 Caddy El Dorado, after being nearly destroyed in an accident in a smaller car.
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There are beer cans in the car.

I stopped because I wanted my son to see it close up. Thought this might stick in his mind a little bit.

Don't have any info on the wreck. Thought that some people on here have some teenagers driving and maybe showing them this might make them think twice.

Glad I wasn't in the back seat.

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I I drive an '85 Caddy El Dorado
I KNEW it!


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I KNEW it!

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Diggity-diggity!

But I'm seriously thinking of trading the El Dorado for this. VERY sweet ride!

They don't build 'em outta real steel like they used to. I'll gladly give up the air bags for real steel and LOTS of it.
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Originally Posted by Seefood Man View Post
Looks like beer cans in the front seat of the first car, imagine that!
The force to sheer a telephone pole is amazing. was it a fatal? Any other info on the accident?

Back in black, thank God your kid was OK.
Thanks for that. He walked away w/o a "scratch" but had the usual aches and pains after being punched in the face /chest with an air bag. Busted his eye glasses too.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
I think you missed the point... it's not a Chevy vs. Ford thing. It's a "mass wins" thing. Silverado vs. Hyundai? Silverado wins. F-150 vs. Camry? F-150 wins.

Nome sane?

For similar reasons, I drive an F-250 diesel crew cab and an '85 Caddy El Dorado, after being nearly destroyed in an accident in a smaller car.

Yeah, I seriously doubt any later model vehicle would have looked better. They are designed to fold up in order to absorb the energy of the hit and it works too!

Totally agree with you on the mass thing though. We replaced that truck with a 2002 Grand Marquis and he is now driving a Mercedes SUV thingy. I drive a diesel P/U too but when I get in my wife's '11 Camaro I get a bit paranoid. Feels like I'm in a roller skate.
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Guess which one of these I prefer my wife to drive?

I was a cop for 15 years so enough wrecks and carnage for many lifetimes. Too many young kids died or were permanently disabled for me to really want to remember.
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That Honda had to be flying in reverse, wtf?
I was thinking the same thing...who drives that fast in reverse?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?
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I would think the pole impacted the car due to the car spinning out of control for some reason. Must have been haulin azz. Only a guess tho.
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My son's P/U after he was hit head-on. The guy in the Grand Cherokee was apparently driving like an idiot in the rain. Tried to pass the car in front of him, lost control and hit my son who was traveling in the opposite direction. Looking at the GC, the kid was damn lucky his car hit my son's truck with the passenger side. If his car had spun the opposite direction and hit the same way on his driver's door, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have made it.



This is exactly what a well designed vehicle should do. The entire front end crumples like an accordian, the steering column collaspes (it has a section that looks like a metal accordian), the engine and transmission shears off the mounts and gets shoved under the truck leaving the passenger compartment intact.

If the truck survived intact from an accident like that, then the force of the accident would have transferred to the passengers while the vehicle remained intact. That would have killed the occupants. Instead, the force of the collision is soaked up by the entire front end.

It looks bad, but this is good engineering.

And I'm sure a Ford would have done the same thing.
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