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Hard to believe but the driver shown in the article survived this accident, though he is in serious condition. Likely due to the fact the impact looks as though its was lateral not head on. Translation is he was heading north towards Kuala Lumpur, speeding, dog in passenger seat. Lost control spinning multiple times, lucky to live through that one, unfortunately the dog didn't make it.

Pemandu Lotus hampir menemui ajal di Lebuhraya Pagoh (10 Gambar)
 

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looks like a S1

I guess they take pictures first and help out later over there.
 

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Wow that things ripped up, amazing that guy lived? I mean that car almost looks like it rolled or something...
 

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That is what is amazing about our little cars! I've seen some nasty pictures of wrecks and the driver has walked away with minor injuries!
 

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Well, this guy didn't walk away, but is in serious condition
 

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That's just kaaaraazeee! That car just looked ripped apart by the terminator or alien! The seatbelt worked, keeping him in tact! It's amazing how the media in the other countries (including Mexico) print/broadcast uncensored graphic depictions of deaths and destruction. We are too sensitive and neutered here in the U.S. to do that.

I did a copy/paste Google translation:

"An old Chinese citizenships driver in his 40s who lives in Singapore almost died after the vehicle he was driving crashed Lotus branded violate hill. While the vehicle was shattered and just the skeleton, the driver still bound in his chair, thanks to seat belts.

The incident happened around 1 pm today at mile 147.2 on the North-South Expressway near Pagoh. The incident caused traffic jams in both directions as far as two miles."
 

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wow... that is crazy. I hope he makes it. I wonder what the car collided with.
Besides all the fiber glass panels being skinned off, the aluminum tub he's in, doesn't seem to be bent much.
 

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I guess they take pictures first and help out later over there.
Yeah. Maybe he is in critical condition from the blood loss occurring while the photographs were carefully framed, exposed, and edited prior to being helped. Sheesh!:eek:
 

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Wow. Amazing he survived. The force was enough to shear the wheel rim off the spokes.

Agreed the photos are a little out there. I don't think I could just stand by and do nothing. But on the other hand, I'm not sure what I would think I could do. I would probably just check to see if he was breathing while dialing 911 and asking for help before trying to move him.

The photos actually remind me of the "Blood On The Highway" films they showed us in Driver's Ed class in high school.

(So if you haven't clicked the link yet, be warned.)
 

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There's a lot of blood on that piece of aluminum trim hanging off the side of the car. Jesus I hope he's alright. Terrible.
 

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I don't think I could just stand by and do nothing. But on the other hand, I'm not sure what I would think I could do. I would probably just check to see if he was breathing while dialing 911 and asking for help before trying to move him.
Unless you're trained, there really isn't a lot you can do, other than maybe try to stop any major blood loss. Moving someone without knowing their exact condition can make things a lot worse. Particularly if there is a possibility of spinal or neck injury.

But I am glad to see that the tub held together so well. I just watched the YouTube on the conception of the M1-11 (Elise) and one of the points made was how strong the bonded tub really was. Well, here's the living proof, together with another Elise accident.

Cheers.
 

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It is worth noting, either the car did not come with an airbag (foreign market), or it failed to deploy. A working airbag would have made the effects on the driver less traumatic.
 

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Not knowing how to render first aid is one thing... Choosing instead to whip out your phone to snap pictures is another altogether.

That part makes me sick.

If nothing else, call for help and try to secure the crash site, then do your best to comfort the driver with some human touch... I've been in that position as an "untrained" first responder. It's not fun, but if that man is dying he deserves not to die alone.
 

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It is worth noting, either the car did not come with an airbag (foreign market), or it failed to deploy. A working airbag would have made the effects on the driver less traumatic.
Series 1. No airbags.
 

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wow, didn't expect to see the pics with the driver still inside the tub. Can't say car anymore.
 
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