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Nasty Accident in South Florida this morning

Discussion in 'E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006-2011)' started by bigthistle, Jan 25, 2011.

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    It was fatal. This serves as a reminder to us all that alcohol, speed and trees do not mix.
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    That happened yesterday morning, around 3:30am local. Many other BMW boards were buzzing about it most of the day. The Palm Beach Post ran a brief article with a few more photos.

    No, mainly the first two. Hitting only a tree was far from the worst possible outcome.

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    There must have been some serious speed to cut the car in two?
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    Seems so, according to the article covering the accident.

    Notice the different styled wheels on the front and back?
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    I think the wheels are the same, bit of an optical illusion due to the distance. Zoom in on the pic at the bottom of the article.

    Unfortunate to see someone making poor choices and dieing because of that - at least he didn't kill anyone else, as opposed to the guy who was recently sentenced 51 yrs for killing a mlb pitcher, two others, and decapitating a 4th who somehow survived.


    If anyone's seen how easily a car's cut in half with a sawzall.... a car hitting a big enough tree amidpoints sideways at very high speed is going to be bad for the car, regardless of any other circumstances. A tree just big enough to withstand the impact would act like a big, dull, knife. Obviously, a side impact to something less pointed than a tree, say a wall or something, allows the passenger cell a better chance of remaining intact. That kind of impact might not have been survivable even with a full rollcage, safest seating available, 6-pt harnesses, hans devices, arm-restraints, helmet, and nomex.

    Let's hope we all have a safe 2011, and make choices that favor individual & collective safety, and self-preservation.
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    Upon closer examination, I think you are correct about the wheels. Strange how your eyes can play tricks on you...
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    Do all of you realize he was wearing his seatbelt and STILL was thrown from the car?

    What a horrible way to shed this mortal coil. I can't imagine how fast he must have been going to have that much safety around you and STILL die from an accident.

    Condolences to his family and loved ones.

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