Over two years ago I had a kid in an a 95 Z28 Camaro (Uninsured) turned
left in front of me, as I entered the intersection. I was driving my
2000 GMC Sierra 4x4. After I took the Camaro's front end off, I was
deflected into a 98 Cavalier. I hit her and launched it over 100' down
the ditch along the road. The driver was unhurt, but had to be cut out
as the car was "tweaked" enough that the doors couldn't be opened. I
barely hit a light pole and BLAM, there go the air bags as I stopped.
The whole wreck took less than three lanes (1 turn and 2 travel lanes)
start to finish, 50+MPH to 0 in about two truck lengths. Lots of
It happens to all makes of trucks and cars, not just Dodge.
I was the only one hurt. Of course. The truck was never the same, and I
traded it for a 2003 Hemi Ram. The only thing I don't like better than
the Sierra is the gas milage. (11-12 vs 13-15)
I saw some pix of a guy in a Honda, he fell asleep at the wheel and hit the
sign in front of the freeway onramp, this 4x4 post was enough to deploy the
air bags and wake up the driver, but the post was not strong enough to stop
the car... the traffic light pole, about ten feet later was enough to stop
the car dead in its tracks, but the airbags were already deployed... I
believe he fell back asleep at that point, never to wake again.
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