#1
What are the most common injuries resulting from collisions where you charge head on into another car? I was watching Burn Notice, and Michael Weston rammed his car into another (the other car was immobile) at a pretty high speed (I'd say 40?) and he pretty much just walked away from it.

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#2
- Broken arms/legs/ribs
- Head injuries - brain trauma
- Paralysis
- Death
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#3
Well it depends on the NCAP rating of the car. Like renaults youll walk away perfectly fine, a modern one that is. Hit it with like a Yugo from like russia in the 60's/70's - your pretty much gone :P

But most injuries in morden cars, is a broken femer, from the pedal smashing up through your foot bending it back snapping you bones. With like a 3 safety rating, but above that its mostly whiplash from being trown foward, thenstopped mid air.
#4
40 really isn't TOO too fast. It is enough to hurt you, but probably not to kill you. If both cars were going 40 or better, that would be a different story. Really, hitting a stationary car is a lot less damaging to you and your car than if both cars were moving.

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#5
Yeah, my dad was hit in a Mk3 Golf which apparently isn't very good on front on impact but it has a very good side impact rating which is were he was hit from. Lucky, eh?
He still got whiplash though.
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#6
I got back whacked at like 30 mph once, all i got was whiplash and some shoulder injury that didnt last long. But i was ****en pissed :P
#7
I heard sum1 was in a car crash and they died cause they were picking their nose at the time and the airbag pushed their finger into their brain.

not sure if its true or not
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#8
I think shattered kneecaps are quite common, or that might just be in fast motorsport crashes. Your arms often hit the centre console too, that can't be great.
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#9
Well, any of these fast-moving vehicles are deathtraps. And some people don't understand that and speed ridiculously, endangering their lives and those of people around them.
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I heard sum1 was in a car crash and they died cause they were picking their nose at the time and the airbag pushed their finger into their brain.

not sure if its true or not


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