Date registered: May 2009
Vehicle: S430 93K; E420 243K; 240D 242K
Location: Near Sublimity, Orygun
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Two testimonials here:
A multiple car accident resulted in an Eastbound city transit bus entering my Westbound lane, we both swerved & skidded but couldn't avoid a near head on at approx 15 mph. Driver's side front of my 1978 280S/W116 struck the front wheel & driver's side front quarter of the bus. Wife & I were uninjured save for a bruise across the chest from our seatbelts. Bus driver & some passengers were shaken up but OK. Benz was totaled & bus had to be towed.
I replaced the 116 with a 300SD Turbodiesel/W126. Much later, a co-worker bought my diesel, as a safe car for his teenaged son. Son fell asleep at the wheel one night, went offroad at speed & broadsided a telephone pole. Car came to rest with the pole near the center console, fortunately no passengers, and the kid suffered only cuts & bruises. I have pics somewhere but can't find them due to our recent move & homebuilding. edit (sorry I posted this as a reply instead of a separate post) Don
Last edited by ollo; 05-22-2009 at 10:09 PM.