S550 driver survives wrong way head on crash.

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    #1 LSchicago, Dec 28, 2018
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    2 guys in a wrong way Honda accord died from the impact. Mustang driver went to the hospital.

    Video report @ https://abc7.com/2-killed-3-injured...SYwl0QQIea4kYVnbxdehXS1XfJV5KTvO5YiWX9eRzhI_s

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    “...it appears alcohol and speed may have been a factor.”
    Ya think?

    Thankfully the crumple zones and safety equipment did its job. The front end of that Mustang dissipated a heck of a lot of energy.
     
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    Incredible for the guy to just be sitting there talking. Amazing.
     
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    A testament to Ford's safety engineering.
     
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    How old was your brother?
     
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    27. It happened July 2 1988.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, very sad.
     
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    Thanks, I was only 22 at the time and close to him. It really sucks, but nothing I can do. He had Born to be wild tattooed on his Forearm, and lived up to it every day.
     
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    You never get over a loss like that. Ill drink one to him later tonight. Rememberance is the best honor we can give.
     
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    It's scary that I have friends like that and they keep telling themselves seat belts will kill them in an accident vs hitting the steering wheel or the windshield or possible ejection and run over by other cars.
     
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    I was involved in a serious car accident a couple of years ago which ended up totaling my '14 GT. I T-boned a guy who decided to cut in front of me from oncoming traffic, while I was going the 40mph speed limit. Didn't even have the time to tap the brakes as it happened so fast. Despite receiving serious injuries (had just had a spinal fusion 9 months before the accident), I was seriously amazed by how well my car protected me from further injuries. The entire front end was destroyed, but the "cockpit" was relatively intact aside from the airbags having been deployed. Funny how you don't think that such a relatively "low speed" crash could possibly do that much damage until you've seen one/experienced one yourself. I do think that I would have been way worse off if I hadn't been driving my Mustang. Definitely made me a believer in their reliability when it comes to collision "safety". Glad the guy in the stang survived, but he's now probably going to be in a world of pain for the rest of his life thanks to the drunk asshole. No real sympathy or compassion for those that drive drunk as there is absolutely no excuse for it in today's world (walking, friends, uber/lyft, cab, etc.. are always a phone call away). Way too many instance of that happening where I live, with quite a few innocent lives lost/impacted because of it.
     
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    I am going to try and be nice but...your friends are morons.

    Here is their logic...

    "The thing that will save me 999 out of 1000 might also kill me 1 out if 1000. Verdict....better not risk it"

    ....Morons. Math is hard I guess .
     
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    I never understood how this 'logic' started and continued to perpetuate ...

    almost like when cigarette smokers try to make excuses for their high risk behavior...smh... Its amazing the lengths humans will go through to continue doing something they know is wrong.
     
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    I guess your fire extinguisher COULD blow up and kill you to....I still have one though.
     
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    An acquaintance (he’s a close friend of my coworker) who had a 2018 Mustang GT PP got into this crash just a few days ago... other than a few airbag and seatbelt related bruises, he’s fine. The S550 is incredibly safe as long as you let the installed safety equipment do what it’s designed for.

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    I own both an Accord and a Mustang. Each are safe cars, but you never know who is going to make it out alive. Speed, angle of impact, etc. The factory crash tests do a pretty good job but can't take into account everything that can happen. Honda engineers put a lot of thought into safety. I remember reading that they considered the physics of striking a pedestrian when designing the front end (insert Mustang joke here).That said, my Accord is around 500 lbs lighter and almost the same size so there's that.
     
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