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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2001, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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OT Safety Rail Picture

Really off topic, but thought I would share this picture I found. I thought those safety rails on the side of the highway were supose to help save lives! I never could imagine this happening until I saw this picture! Hopefulluy this person driving did not have any passengers in the back.

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Wow, that's scary. What kind of car is that. Kinda looks like a Volvo, maybe not. If it is a Volvo it kinda blows away the myth that they are the safest cars built.

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imagine one of the "not safest cars" if you will... thats scary


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They're supposed to collapse and absorb the impact. I guess freak accidents do happen. That is bizzare tho. There may be some legal issues when they go to settle the claim on that accident. (If it were me, I'd be asking some questions!)

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Usually the end of the guard rail tapers to the ground when it is on the side of the highway. I am thinking that as shiney as this guard rail is, that it was in the proccess of being installed when this accident happened. But man, what are the chances of a car hitting this guard rail like this and causing it to go through the car? I am surprised the rear window or hatch stopped the rail pass completely through.

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Alot of the new rails in this neck of the woods(Mass) have blunt ends on them. I don't know why but seems like a cost saving measure.

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yeah, except no car manufacturer tests for the gaurdrail through the windshield test... sucks that it happened, but sh#t happens sometimes... just a freak accident i guess

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Take a look again... That damn thing punched through the firewall!

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I'm thinking that the guard rail was actually on the other side of the road. I have seen that picture before and if I remember right it happened somewhere overseas and the vehicle is right-hand drive which would mean he crossed to the opposite side of the road and hit the rail. If I remember right the driver was un-scathed. He obviously hasn't met his purpose in life yet.

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I bet he had to buy new underwear twice

Once when it happened.............and...............once when he saw the aftermath.

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