- Just driving along…..
Navara did well (crumpled in the right places). May have been a different story if you were in an older 4×4, either for you or them.
That’s your work car isnt it? His insurance costs are going to rack up.
does it feel like you’ve been hit by a truck this morning or are you doing okay?Posted 3 years agom0rkMember
Long old drift for that 206 if it lost it rounding that corner!!
Glad you’re OKPosted 3 years ago
If it had been head on it might have been a different story – fortunately (for me), the passenger door of the Peugeot absorbed a lot of the impact.
Not a NSL – a 30mph. The little toe rag who was driving is probably getting royally bummed by the Babylon at the moment.Posted 3 years ago
Coming home from work at 2am on the A6 out of Derby and was confronted with a Peugeot 206 going sideways at about 70mph. Had plenty of time to see it coming, but nowhere to go. 4 lads – driver walked away and miraculously passed a breath test, the other 3 had to be cut out – one pretty serious. I didn’t have a scratch, but thought I was going to be confronted with a dead body when I got out, it was that bad.
2 fire crews, 4 ambulance crews, who knows how many paramedics and police. Photo’s are after everyone had been removed and the car had been unwrapped from the front of my truck. Thankfully think everyone’s going to be ok. Scary stuff, I was waiting for the engine to end up on my lap, but the cabin didn’t deform and the airbags did a great job.
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To be fair, if that 206 had hit your truck sideways actually doing 70mph, it is unlikely anyone in it would have survived. Looking at at the relatively limited damage, i’d suggest the impact speed was in the order of 30mph.
Anyway, glad you are ok, and the occupants of the other car are relatively ok. For anyone who says “i don’t care about safety in my car” this just shows what can (and does) happen without much warning!Posted 3 years agodeadlydarcyMember
Brings to mind the ad in that other thread…doesn’t matter what you’re doing, sometimes you just can’t account for someone else being a dickhead and your subsequent involvement in it. Thankfully, no bizzies had that crap job of knocking on a door with the “It’s about your son/husband…we’re very sorry but…”Posted 3 years ago
From the pics, the navara has lost it’s crumple cans, but the chassis rails are intact (consistent with airbag deployment (~30g at the slampanel) but there has been no wheelwell intrusion or cabin deformation. it looks bad because the bonnet and wing has been rucked up.
The 206 looks to have had an intrusion of around 6 inches down the length of the lhs sill/ rear quarter. The “stiff” rear beam and suspension prevent massive intrusion and the impact was fortunately spread across a fair bit of the cabin.
Both of those are fairly consistent with an actual impact speed of around 30mph.
Of course, when you are sat there, “waiting” for the oncoming car to hit you, it feels a LOT faster! But in fact, 30mph (13.4m travelled in a single second) is plenty fast enough when it comes to smashing two objects together than weigh 1.5tonnes each!
(stopping in 0.5m (approx total deformation) from 30mph, is stopping dead in just 75mS, with an average deccel of 18g (peak deccel will be in the order of twice that). That is quite a bang!Posted 3 years agoHarry_the_SpiderSubscriber
A lad put one sideways into a lamp post near us on a bend like that. He’d clipped the inside curb and spun out.
This happened whilst kids were coming out of the school just up the road.
Luckily nobody was hurt, but several mothers did have a go at the driver until the rozzers turned up.Posted 3 years ago
How do you know how fast they were travelling when they hit you??
Why do you have to question everything and act as though you know better?
I know from the admission of the other driver and that they hadn’t seen me so didn’t brake. Also from the CCTV footage which proved they were in that ballpark.
Satisfied? Probably not…. 🙄Posted 3 years ago
Maxtorque – you quote figures that indicate you have a reasonable idea of what you are talking about and I’m not going to argue the fact, but the impact was enough to twist the truck along it’s whole length – the rear tailgate now doesn’t shut properly.
I’ve no idea how fast it was in reality and don’t really care, but doubt it was 30mph. At least no-one died!Posted 3 years ago
Why do you have to question everything and act as though you know better?
Because i’m an engineer! 😉 Physics suggests that despite what people might say, most crashes you walk away from occur are suprisingly low speeds. Having spent 25 years in automotive development, and some of that in the crash lab i can tell you that if you drove a Navara into the side of a 206 doing a true 60mph no one in the Peugeot would have survived. (A 60mph stop in 0.5m is 80g average, that means your truck weighs 160 tonnes!! Even belted and with airbags, pretty much anything over 50g (for a healthy adult) is going to result in lowwer/upper limb injuries for the driver of the truck)
Sorry to sound negative, as i know the “i walked away from a 60mph crash” sounds impressive, but in reality, the actually velocities at the point of impact are much lower. When impact speeds ARE up in the 60mph region, occupants will generally be going direct to the morgue…….. ;-(Posted 3 years agobearnecessitiesSubscriber
Don’t want to be buzzkill, but may be worth considering when posting, that one of the passengers is still in hospital with a “serious” head injury.Posted 3 years agobradleyMember
A 60mph combined impact speed when talking about side impacts usually results in dead people. There’s a lot more stuff in the way up front as apposed to the door/pillars and only a couple of inches.
Serious head injury – it’s not your fault STR so don’t let this get at you.Posted 3 years ago
Serious head injury – it’s not your fault STR so don’t let this get at you.
I’m not at all – would like to know he’s ok mind you.
Scary thing is, my daughter will probably be getting in cars with nobbers like this in a couple of years 🙁
On another note – they haven’t assessed it yet, but the girl I spoke to yesterday reckons with the age and damage I’ve described, it will be a repair job. I won’t be happy if I get that heap back on the road – any guesses from experience?Posted 3 years agotrail_ratMember
Woman on end of phone in hasnt a clue shocker.
The woman on the end of the phone when i dealt with insurance really hadnt a clue what was going on.
Ill be surprised if you get that truck back on the road.
Id expect , front of engine damage and possible ancillarys , intercooler , radiator , pipework , axel damage , steering rack damage , cross member damage, wishbones , track rods , wing , bonnet ,airbag modules , bumper , lights etc etc
Like you i wouldnt want that back on the road.
Quick mental tally on what i can see at an educated guess of retail plus labour i dont think you would see change out of 10k just to make it externally cosmetically truck like again. Withoutlooking under the bonnet.
My colleagues 118 near enough got written off for a small dent at the front where he slide into a lampost in ice but deployed all the air bags – enough as the value of sorting the airbag mess.Posted 3 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Glad you are ok.
Mrs_oabs sister and aunt had a similar – car sideways round corner and Into them. Thankfully it hit rear door of sliding vehicle, so spinning both of them round and dissipating some of the impact. Sadly mrs_oabs sister still has the physical scars on face, shoulder and chest as they were in a 206, not a big car…Posted 3 years ago
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