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07/04/2014 09:28 |  Comments: 


Our heavyweight champion, Balázs, or better known as Assur on the premises is the news writer of the mother site, Oh yes, he’s an automotive engineer too. They say there isn’t a data that has ever escaped his mind, all we know is that he can drop into any conversation about any car that was made after the war, and he’ll be able to add a ton of details you won’t ever be able to find in books. He has been thinking of selling his longserving Volvo for years, so he always has some used car adverts open on his computer, just in case. Has a wife and two (almost grown-up) children.

Surviving such a crash is surprising enough. Walking away without a scratch is a miracle.

The accident, in which a BMW literally got strung on the guardrail looks awful, but actually had a happier ending than one might suspect as nobody got injured.

The South-African football player Rooi Mahamutsa, owner of the BMW in the picture is one lucky man. According to reports he drove fast into a blind corner, but the car spun around on wet ground and crashed into the guardrail with its backside. The device meant to increase safety simply ran through the back of the car into the passenger compartment, and barely missing the driver, out through the windscreen, pushing a few parts in its way along.

This case is proof that no matter how up-to-date ESC and other safety sytems are in a car, the laws of physics cannot be defied. Speed and wet ground are enough to cause a near-death experience.

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