Hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur every day across the U.S. While many are minor fender benders between two cars, more serious accidents can occur between a semi-truck and a car. Which Vehicles Hold Up the Best In An Accident With A Semi? How well your car holds up in an accident is dependent on several factors such as the type of accident, like rear-end or t-bone. Standard-sized vehicles and SUVs weigh up to about 5,000 pounds but a semi-truck can weigh around 18 times more, so the impact of the two vehicles colliding is often serious and life-threatening. Via https://krebslawoffice.com Good Front Crash Test Many newer vehicles have a good front crash test rating, which means that it holds up well in a 35 to 40 mph head-on crash test. Older makes and models may have a “good” or “acceptable” rating, but newer vehicles are more likely to have improved safety features like more airbags in the front of the vehicle. Side Crash Ratings Ideally, a … [Read more...] about Cars and Semi-Trucks: What Happens in an Accident?
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EXCLUSIVE Venus Williams has reached a settlement with the family of the man who died in the Florida car accident she had last year ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to court docs filed in Palm Beach County, Jerome Barson's estate and the tennis star reached an agreement last week. It's unclear how much money changed hands, but according to the docs there was a financial settlement that will cover certain expenses. Both sides are paying their own attorneys' fees in the wrongful death suit. TMZ Sports obtained surveillance video showing the brutal accident. Jerome's wife was driving and he was the passenger in the sedan that T-boned Venus as she drove through a busy Palm Beach Gardens intersection in 2017. Venus was cleared of criminal charges after cops determined she was "caught in the middle" of the intersection when her light turned red. The Barsons had a green light and barreled into Venus' SUV. Jerome died from his injuries 14 days after the accident. His wife, Linda, was also … [Read more...] about Venus Williams Reaches Settlement in Fatal Car Crash
Breaking News Tommy Lasorda died Thursday night in a major car accident involving a police vehicle. Officials confirm 83-year-old Joseph Lasorda tried to make a left turn in front of a Boca Raton Police Dept. SUV patrol vehicle around 8:30 PM ... and was T-boned by the cop car. Lasorda was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The officer driving the police vehicle was hospitalized for minor injuries and is expected to be okay. Officials are investigating the incident. Joseph is survived by his wife Gaetana, 2 children and a grandchild. Story developing ... … [Read more...] about Tommy Lasorda’s Brother Killed In Car Crash with Police Officer
Like stories like this? You’ll see every article as soon as it’s published by reading the print edition of Grassroots Motorsports. Subscribe now. Story by Norman Garrett • Photos as Credited Broken cars whisper to me. I’ve owned some 60-odd cars in my life, and fully half of them did not run when I bought them. Of course, most of them were European sports cars from the ’60s and ’70s, so they had died of self-inflicted wounds due to poor build quality, poor materials, poor design, or the like. These cars would call to me from behind garages and under trees in backyards all over the South, and unless they were hopelessly terminal, I would generally answer their cries for help. The modern era has provided the ultimate enabler in the form of the internet: I have taken to searching eBay and local Craigslists using “projects,” “broken” and “dead” as my search keywords, with great results. Imagine my joy, … [Read more...] about Ran When Wrecked: How to Save a Totaled Car
Quick reflexes and a bit of luck can make a big difference in an accident, especially when you're a motorcyclist caught between a car and an SUV. This hair-raising helmet-cam video is evidence of that. YouTube user Malik Elizee walked away from a close call when a Chevy Camaro T-boned a Toyota RAV4 directly in his path. In the video, the rider is behind a white Ford Fusion sedan at an intersection when the light turns green. As the cars in front begin to proceed through the intersection, the Camaro appears to run the red light from the left, smashing into the side of the RAV4 in the adjacent lane. The Toyota tips up onto its side, sliding into the Ford and to the path of the motorcyclist, who doesn't have time to stop before ending up right in the middle of tons of flying metal. As the motorcycle plows into the underside of the SUV, the rider grabs on, his gloved right hand sliding across the RAV4's exhaust before he finds a handhold near the suspension. He rides the SUV a few feet … [Read more...] about Motorcyclist rides underside of SUV out of T-bone crash