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S124 side impact skimmed off a German forum.

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No cars like trees...
But there has been a lot of changes over years so newer cars would stand better in an accident...
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Yea that does look like a spin out into a tree... I did that in my Chevy cavalier, which had the lowest acceptable side impact crash test ratings, and it actually fared pretty well... Just had to replace the door and pay like $250 for a body shop to straighten out the rocker on the frame rails. The rocker could never be completely sorted out, but hey, it drove straight and the door closed.

Any word on injuries? Looks like they must have been going highway speeds for sure. Seeing that seat squeezed in half is scary.
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That looks very scary, and chilling, considering how solid the W124s are. Very sad and I hope no one perished in the accident, looking at the picture its very possible that death could have occured, however the car is reasonably intact which leads me to asssume that the driver got out of the car through the door, and no one was in the passenger's side.
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Old thread I know, but here's something I see in the pictures that I assume readers will find some comfort in... See picture 4. Notice the seat belt is in the resting position and there's metal in front of it in the picture. From that, I can assume that the passenger seat belt was not in use during the collision. Hopefully nobody was sitting in that seat, but had they been and had their seat belt on, it would not have been good and the seat belt would not have gone perfectly back into resting position without being cut or anything.

Just an observation.

And I think it must have been either a small tree or a pole, more likely the latter IMO.


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