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      12-16-2009, 04:17 PM   #1
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Testament to BMW Safety (Severe Accident)

I just wanted to go on the record saying that these cars hold up so well in extreme crash situations. I was recently involved in a serious accident and the car hit 2 trees and then rolled over 6 times finally skidding to a stop on its roof. The Car struck the first tree on the rear passenger side of the car, then spun around and hit a 2nd tree head on. After hitting the 2nd tree the car began to roll over. I was able to crawl out of the drivers side window without any injuries whatsoever.

No i was not street racing. However I was driving at a moderately high rate of speed and coming around a slight left bend in the road when the rear end of the car over-steered to the right. it had been raining all day and just recently stopped and the car hit a wet patch in the road. The car immediately went off the road and the passenger side smashed into the first tree. At that point the entire passenger side of the car was totally destroyed (the rear passenger rim shattered on impact, the driveshaft was ripped out of the differential, and the entire rear end was ripped into pieces). I also blacked out at this point. The car supposedly then ricocheted back across 2 lanes to the left side of the road where it struck a 2nd tree almost head on from the drivers side. The car then began to roll over at least 5-6 times. When I regained consciousness the car was still rolling a few more times. Finally it slid on its roof for about another 75-100 feet (with sparks flying everywhere). The accident left a trail of wreckage for about 2-300 yards before the car came to a rest on its roof in the middle of the road. I was hanging upside down in the seat and managed to unbuckle the seat belt. The drivers door would not open and was jammed shut so i resorted to climbing through the drivers window to get out of the car. At this point there was gasoline pouring in the vehicle because the fuel tank ruptured during one of the impacts. There was no one else in the vehicle with me when this happened, which is a good thing because the roof over the passenger seat totally collapsed. The car was also so badly damaged that the SOS system did not work to make the 911 call.

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      12-16-2009, 04:22 PM   #2
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holy hell jesus... you walked out of that with no injuries??
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      12-16-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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dear god that looks terrible! glad to know you're ok man! one feeling that i always get when i step into my bimmer is the security and safety the car provides.
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      12-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #4
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Wow! Sorry about your car, but be glad you're alive to talk about it! How fast were you traveling when the vehicle lost control?
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      12-16-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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      12-16-2009, 04:28 PM   #6
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Wow, amazing that you had no injuries. What caused the accident?
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      12-16-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
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your tack is stuck at 4K crazy
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      12-16-2009, 04:33 PM   #8
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your tack is stuck at 4K crazy
I call dibs on the tow hook cover in the fron bumper

very glad you are still with us any passengers?
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      12-16-2009, 04:36 PM   #9
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If you had a rear passenger, they would have been hit by the rear door panel. I dont know how much injury that would have caused.
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      12-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #10
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Dear god. I am glad yoru ok. I had a horrible accident in my old saturn. Lost control at 75 hit a curb then flew sideways into a tree. cracked the frame in half. I crawled out through the sunroof with only a small scratch. God bless engineering. What happened that you lost control?
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      12-16-2009, 04:48 PM   #11
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holy cr*p mean accident
great to hear your ok!
reminds me a clip a saw somewhere on the web of an SL merc rolling on the autobahn at high speed and the guy hopping out unhurt
Amazing, imagine 30 or 40 years ago what would have happened?
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      12-16-2009, 04:55 PM   #12
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omgut your toe and camber is fucked up bigtime, how you got out alive baring no injuries is beyond me!
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      12-16-2009, 04:59 PM   #13
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OMG.. glad you are ok man!!
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      12-16-2009, 04:59 PM   #14
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I'm still a little boggled at how crawled out with no injuries. Would have imagine you got tossed around pretty bad. You got some awesome luck there; best not test it though. Glad you're still in one piece.
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      12-16-2009, 05:17 PM   #15
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More details please.
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      12-16-2009, 05:22 PM   #16
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Cabin looks solid. Our cars are tanks.

Glad you're OK.

Little Zaino will buff that right out.
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      12-16-2009, 05:28 PM   #17
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Wow dude! Good you are ok, that looks crazy!

Some people on this forum will argue it's repairable and not totalled though .
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      12-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #18
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holy mother of troy.......
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      12-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #19
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holy cr*p mean accident
great to hear your ok!
reminds me a clip a saw somewhere on the web of an SL merc rolling on the autobahn at high speed and the guy hopping out unhurt
Amazing, imagine 30 or 40 years ago what would have happened?
30 to 40 years ago he probably would have taken out all the tree's.. so much steel on those old boats.

I am really glad you are ok! What a terrible looking accident.
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      12-16-2009, 05:55 PM   #20
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glad you made it out okay
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      12-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #21
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OMG that looks horrible, thank god your ok. well welcome to the forum and thoes are crazy pics
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      12-16-2009, 06:10 PM   #22
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Thank God you made it out alive. If it isn't too traumatic, do you mind describing what happened when your car hit the tree?
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