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    Real-world experience being shared because of its' unusual circumstances. Just something for day room discussion.

    A northbound Honda makes a left turn and is struck by a southbound Ford sedan. Sounds like nothing out of the ordinary.

    Here's the initial view of the scene.
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    Reality sets in when the crew realizes that what is in front of them is only the front half of the Honda. The entire rear section is approximately 100 feet away, shown off to the right in a lane of traffic.

    The Ford that struck the Honda and split it in two proceeded through the intersection and is stopped in the curb lane ahead of the ambulance. Other than a busted radiator and a broken headlight, that car could have been driven away
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    The only occupant of the Honda, the driver, received a broken nose as her only injury. The female driver of the Ford was uninjured.

    A rear seat occupant on the passenger's side would not have survived this collision.

    This car had no history of prior collision or body repair and was not "scrap built" from parts of two other totaled cars as we first suspected.

    By the way, anyone know the function of the plastic tube shown along the inside of the driver's rear C-pillar?
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    rmoore, Interesting pictures, I can remember years ago going to a accident where a school bus had hit a car and the engine compartment of the car was sheared off at the firewall. Another I saw two passenger cars hit T-Bone and it completely split one car in two between the rear and front seats. Your question about the plastic tube? I saw a similar setup and it was a drain for the sunroof.

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    Interesting pictures. I think the part that bothers me is seeing all of the evidence there that young children often occupy the car, and knowing where a child seat would likely be located.... rear passenger side.

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    Ron,
    Our mechanic suggest that the tube is most likely a drain tube for the sunroof....This accident does not say much for the construction of the vehicle or unibody type vehicle...??? just our thought on the matter....ET
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    The following pix are an MVA we were called to some time ago....

    The car struck a tree, side on, and split in two. The back of the car stopped here, and the front travelled another 100 metres down the road with the driver still in it!

    She staggered out, climbed a small enbankment and then collapsed in shock!!
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    The front of the same car....
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    Here's another MVA involving a Volvo (Bloody Volvo drivers, again!!!)

    Nil entrapment....
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    Same Volvo MVA....
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    Interesting photo (Honda), There was a similiar crash like that one in Edmonton Alberta about 2 yrs ago. Only there were children in the back seat of a Ford Tempo. It looked very much like the Honda. One child was pronounced at the scene and the other was in hosp for several months. The kicker is they had turned left in front of an Unmarked police car traveling a a very high rate of speed. Estimated ROS was 130 kph in a 70 koh zone. Police took about a yr to investigate and finally laid criminal charges against the member operating the p/c. Normally charges for a situation like that would be laid with in 24-48 hrs.
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