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      08-07-2020, 01:49 PM   #1
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Amazing G05 X5 driver survival from being crushed between two semitrucks

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BMW driver survives being crushed between 2 semitrucks

The driver was extracted and taken to the hospital with minor injuries

It’s the ultimate survival machine.



A BMW driver sustained only minor injuries when his 3-series was sandwiched between two semitrucks this week.

The accident occurred on a ramp to the M1 highway in Loughborough, U.K., on Wednesday, SWNS reported.



Photos show the car completely destroyed, except for the front passenger compartment. Fortunately, no one else was along for the ride as a child seat can be seen smashed up against the driver’s seat.



Emergency crews had to tear the car open to get at the driver, who escaped relatively unharmed.

"It was a complicated extraction but the casualty was freed and taken to hospital with only minor injuries,” the local fire and rescue service wrote on Twitter.

The cause of the crash has not been officially released.

Although it differs somewhat from the European model, the 3-Series is an IIHS top safety pick with the highest crashworthiness ratings across the board.
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      08-07-2020, 02:58 PM   #2
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Holy crap......
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      08-07-2020, 05:11 PM   #5
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These are definitely safe vehicles, but that's not a 3 series as the article states.

Doesn't look like one, and those wheels are the 22" 747M, found on the current X5/X6.
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      08-07-2020, 05:55 PM   #6
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
And that is why I NEVER drive from the back seat of my car!!!
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These are definitely safe vehicles, but that's not a 3 series as the article states.

Doesn't look like one, and those wheels are the 22" 747M, found on the current X5/X6.
basically the semi trucks squeezed the X5 and into the size of a 3 series
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That may not buff out amazing anyone could survive
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Good Lord. Someone who survived that crash with minor injuries is definitely blessed.
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So glad driver is okay. Wonder if (s)he's a fellow Bimmerposter? Wheels look unscathed.
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Rear passengers would not have made it out of that one alive.
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Good Lord. Someone who survived that crash with minor injuries is definitely blessed.
As the Fox News article seemed to be making facts up (what's new, eh?) such as calling the car a "3 Series", for example, when it's an X5, I decided to research some other news sites local to the accident in the UK, and they all report that there was also a 7-year-old girl invloved who received minor injuries. As it's unlikely she was in either of the two trucks, I'm assuming she was in the back of the X5. So it appears someone DID get out of the rear alive.

As for the crash, it looks like a classic example of someone using their mobile phone while driving and failing to see the traffic in front had come to a stop.

If anybody wants to see what the consequences of using a mobile phone while driving are, take a look at this...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a7389241.html


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It's also what makes me think twice of what happens in a wreck with a giant Lith. Polymer battery
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Thank God the driver suvived with minor injuries!
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I might be mistaken, but those look like the wheels from an X3 M40i as do the door panels.

Either way amazing that anyone survived that and even more so a backseat passenger.
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I might be mistaken, but those look like the wheels from an X3 M40i as do the door panels.

Either way amazing that anyone survived that and even more so a backseat passenger.
Negatory. X3 has the same interior-generation as G30, this is definitely an X5.
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Phenomenal testimony to safety engineering. No ad agency required. Very relieved to learn that no major injuries occurred.
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looks like an X5, right?
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      01-13-2021, 02:33 PM   #19
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I see that child seat in the back. That wouldn't have gone as well so thank goodness it was unoccupied.
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I appreciate the discussion on which model this is but may I say....holy shitballs Batman! That anyone walked away alive from this mess is bloody amazing. Hope they realize how gd lucky they are.
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Pretty sure it's a 3 series touring. It's not a x5.


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Now that i've looked into it, i'm not sure anymore what the hell is this car.

What mathers is the driver is safe. Cheers.
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Horrific

Glad they miraculously survived
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