75 year old Prius driver survives head-on with semi

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  1. bobr1

    bobr1 New Member

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    From the Times Herald-Record:
    http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2006/07/11/brf650.htm

     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bobr1 @ Jul 11 2006, 12:58 PM) [snapback]284561[/snapback]</div>
    Damn the HMMMVs; send a bunch of Prii to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan!!! :lol:
     
  3. rufaro

    rufaro WeePoo, Gen II

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    Gotta love them crumple zones! :)
     
  4. wstander

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    I have a LOT of questions on this incident:

    Are there any photos?
    How fast was the truck moving upon impact?
    Was it a true 'head-on' or was there a glancing blow?

    I am happy (and impressed) that the passenger cage survived well enough that the lady survived (My coworker was struck several months ago in his Celica. He was at 70MPH and a Ford Bronco rammed into his trunk straight on at 100+. Here too, he survived, but the entire rear portion of the Celica was compressed into an 18" thick mass, and of course that car was 'totalled'.)

    Any more data or follow-up on this?
     
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