Aug 18, 2012
Last weekend, race car driver Jeremy Foley and his passenger Yuri Kouznetsov took a terrifying fall down into a rocky ravine as they participated in the 2012 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb…
As the car falls further apart with each bounce, it’s hard to imagine how the men will survive, but they do. They were, of course, taken straight to the hospital, but were soon released with minor injuries — a few bruises and a dislocated shoulder. This, despite the fall being, according to Kouznetsov, a “big washing machine of pain and violence.”
So here’s the question I’m left with: If the construction of race cars make this fall possible to survive, why aren’t ordinary cars built similarly?
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