What it looks like to get into a head-on collision with a truck and walk away without a scratch.

What it looks like to get into a head-on collision with a truck and walk away without a scratch.
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Every day not trapped in a compressed heap of twisted metal is a good day.


Have you ever been rear-ended into the path of an oncoming delivery truck? Daryl Peterson has. Luckily for all concerned, he lived to post the dashcam footage onto YouTube. Not only did he live; he wasn't even hurt.

"Not even a scratch, no injuries at all," he explained in the comments of his video. "It looks worse on camera than real life... I bounced around quite a bit inside the Escape, but modern cars are well built, and I can attest that the crumple zones work well."

In case you're as unaware as I was a few moments ago, crumple zones are structural features built into cars, specifically designed to absorb the impact of a crash, thus preventing the driver and passengers from becoming human crumple zones. I like that feature! And I really like seeing how well it works!

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