Date registered: Feb 2007
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can we get a sense of perspective here? I'm sick to death of reading all this 'only in Benz' type crap about what accidents people survived only 'because' they were traveling in a Merc, and this is just the latest. Yes, it's a beautiful SL, but looking at the damage, crumple zones had bugger all to do with the safety of the occupants, because this is a light impact that resulted in 'slight' cosmetic damage to the Merc. Crunch zones and Mercedes' 'legendary' safety had less to do with this impact than luck, low speed and angle of impact.
If the Focus driver suffered arm injuries, that could be down to a multitude of reasons; did the airbag scuff her? (a common occurance). Was she unbelted, thus making contact with the interior panel?
Anyway, once we've jumped off the Merc safety high horse, maybe we get back to looking forward to that lovely SL getting fixed up and back on the road :-)