An unfortunate accident happened yesterday in Dresden. The Wiesmann MF4 GT you see in the pictures was travelling along in the rain when it lost traction, veered into oncoming traffic and caused a collision. The unfortunate oncoming car was a classic Mercedes-Benz 560SL which hit the passenger side door leaving three people seriously injured.
The 47-year-old driver of the Wiesmann was critically injured and had to be resuscitated at the scene and the Mercedes driver and her passenger also suffered serious injuries. The road had to be closed for a period to allow for the wreckage too be cleared. As you’ll see from the photos, both cars look to be a total loss.
The Wiesmann in question appears to be one of twenty limited edition 20th Anniversary cars. It features a number of unique options including the quilted leather and its gloss black paintjob. The 560SL is rare as it features a 5.6 liter V8 with 272hp, an engine that Mercedes-Benz only fitted to USA, Australia and Japan exports.
Thanks to Alexander for the tip.
[Via SZ-Online and LausitzNews]
Driver of the Wiesmann was critically injured? How is that possible when the crash happened on the other side of the car? Again no seatbelts?
A seatbelt can’t save you in every situation.
To answer nero, the impact is massive. It’s bent the sportscar. If it can bend a large piece of metal, it can easily bend the fragile muscle and bone of a human. The internal organs and the tendons that hold them in place will have been forced against the driver’s skeleton and parts of the car. This will damage those, possibly enough to kill. This massive trauma will cause blood loss, internal and external bleeding, organ damage, bone breakage etc. Where do the parts of the human go when they are pressed up against other parts inside? Some stretching, twisting, shoving occurs, some can be absorbed but at etreme energies the deformation of the tissue is permanent and life threatening.
How easy is it for you to cut a piece of meat with a knife and fork, or tear it with your teeth? Why then would a person be “tougher” for the parts of a car to cut during a massive impact.
How much “work” would you have to do to this much damage to a car if i gave you a hammer? How much damage would that some work do to a person?
People have a hard time seeing the energy and damage a small speed car crash can do. But if they try to recreate that same damage effect with a hammer then some can understand it clearer.
What a shame . . . About the 560SL.