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Posted: 4/21/2016 3:10:29 PM EDT
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:12:05 PM EDT
Sucks about the car, sucks even more about the concussion. Glad to hear it wasn't more serious.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:12:09 PM EDT
Cool and glad your o.k.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:12:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.
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GM has those features for half the price


Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:12:41 PM EDT
CSB
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:12:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 3:21:03 PM EDT by hawktheslayer]
Hopefully, you told the police to arrest the douchebag for using phone/texting while driving.
If he's insured--you're going to be rich, bitch!
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:13:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 3:13:44 PM EDT by EdgecrusherXES]
with "ONLY" a concussion!!!!!!

I have had two in my life more to come sir that you will not like. I see stars(fireflies periodically) random headaches, and other issues because of it but good to hear you are still kicking.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:13:23 PM EDT
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GM has those features for half the price


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Originally Posted By TacticalHeater:
Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.



GM has those features for half the price




Sure, but you'd have to drive a GM
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:13:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 3:14:46 PM EDT by SuperMegaBroBro]


Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:13:59 PM EDT
I am in Germany. I will call BMW for you and thank them for you.

(I rented a VW, did 180 on the autobahn (km's))
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:14:55 PM EDT
Can it fly?
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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:16:17 PM EDT
2103 ?

Must be one hell of a prototype !
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:16:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:17:25 PM EDT
It will probably be 2103 before I can afford a 5-series
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:17:52 PM EDT
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lol. what i was thinking.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:19:02 PM EDT
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2103 ?

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That was the concussion typing.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:21:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 3:23:03 PM EDT by chmodx]
I hate texters who do it while driving. All I see around me here in northern VA is the same thing. Glad you're ok.

I have a front mount dash cam, but I'm about to purchase a second rear one for when a moron slams into me. Laws don't seem to have any impact, and there's very few tickets written for it. I don't know what it will take to stop this generation from looking at their pocket technology non-stop. I'm only 35 and I fucking hate young people.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:22:12 PM EDT
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Along with the privilege of supporting the UAW.
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Originally Posted By TacticalHeater:
Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.



GM has those features for half the price




Along with the privilege of supporting the UAW.




And airbags that may or may not deploy.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:23:53 PM EDT
Wow 2103- my bad. Docs gave me great meds. Texter only gets a ticket. I get to sit around in pain.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:24:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2016 3:26:07 PM EDT by opnblstr]
Glad to hear you are OK!

Pretty cool how all that stuff happens automatically. I used to argue with my dad about crashworthiness of old vs new cars. Never could convince him that I did NOT want to be the guy in the 51 Ford.

I hate people who text when they are driving.

Years (MANY!) ago I was at a stop light in my first new car - a Ford Escort. Looked up and saw a tractor trailer barreling down on me on a two lane non-divided highway. Getting closer. Closer. Put it back into gear. Get ready. Keep watching. OH SHIT, HE AIN'T STOPPING!!! Right turn blasted out of the intersection just as he barreled through at 55+ mph. I would have been bumper mush. Guy never took his foot off the gas. Probably never even saw me.

Guy in your case didn't have to admit fault. If you get rear ended you aren't at fault.

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Originally Posted By Goonpup:
Wow 2103- my bad. Docs gave me great meds. Texter only gets a ticket. I get to sit around in pain.
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That is a travesty. Texter should get a mandatory 30 days behind bars then be forced to clean up autopsy tables for another 60 days.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:28:18 PM EDT
Damn.... glad you're okay.

And yeah... here in MT, uninsured drivers are a huge problem as well. My wife was struck as a pedestrian, by a chronic reckless, uninsured driver. Stupid bitch just shrugged it off and went about her merry way, leaving my wife and I to deal with the aftermath. She was ordered to pay restitution, but of course she disappeared and has never paid a cent.

Anymore, when someone tells me they were in an accident, the first words that I blurt out are "was the other driver insured". Seems like a 50/50 chance anymore at best.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:28:40 PM EDT
This is why I'm selling my HD. Freaking texters.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:33:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By opnblstr:

That is a travesty. Texter should get a mandatory 30 days behind bars then be forced to clean up autopsy tables for another 60 days.
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Yup. I've lectured my kids that texting and driving is WORSE than drunk driving. I've also told them that I'd rather be someone hit by a texting driver than live with the guilt of being the POS texting driver. Hopefully some of that sunk in with them.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:34:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.
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A 2103 BMW? Are you a wizard, or just friends with Doc Brown? Does it have a "Mr. Fusion"?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:35:16 PM EDT
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Beat me to it.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:36:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By winch:
This is why I'm selling my HD. Freaking texters.
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Meh.... I'm on my Yamaha FJR1300 today. I don't ride it every day, but will be damned if I'm gonna get scared off the roads by garbage drivers. I just make sure that I've got my game face on when I ride. Hell.... I even ride my Honda Metro 49cc scooter to work some days. I may be sitting on a death trap... but I can park wherever the mood strikes me!
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:36:27 PM EDT
In before the, "you should have left less room in front of you brain dead folks".
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:39:25 PM EDT
I've yet to have someone hit me with insurance
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:44:27 PM EDT
OP, take pains to care for the concussion...I was in a wreck 3 years ago..been riding the couch since, just some of the issues... non stop headache, screwed up vision, memory issues, dizziness ,nausea , ringing ears, ....No work, no play, just ride a couch...and that doesn't count the surgeries on neck, shoulder and wrist to make them stabile again...
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:55:29 PM EDT
autoshut off? That'd suck if you were driving through a riot mob, got tapped in the back, and it shut off when you were trying to get away.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 3:59:39 PM EDT
Glad you're ok OP

Fuck anyone who texts and drives, that shits no joke
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:00:35 PM EDT
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how badly does the car have to be damaged before it does all that stuff like taking it out of gear automatically?
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With BMWs - generally any impact that causes one or more airbags to deploy with fill the seatbelt pre-tensioners, fire the battery disconnect and activate the other protections.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:04:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By xenophon21:
autoshut off? That'd suck if you were driving through a riot mob, got tapped in the back, and it shut off when you were trying to get away.
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It takes more than a gentle tap. And I had a cutoff switch trip in an 89 Ford Probe when I got rear ended, the Probe wasn't bleeding edge tech so I'm guessing that just about all cars made in the last 20 years have them.
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autoshut off? That'd suck if you were driving through a riot mob, got tapped in the back, and it shut off when you were trying to get away.
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Yes, which makes it a poor option for security vehicles but still a very smart one for nearly everything else.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:12:27 PM EDT
Was driving next to a motorcop..the other day, he was reading his phone while we were doing 60...

Not to long ago I came upon a Bently Cont. GT vs a F250. The GT hit the rear of the Ford at about 30 meh and destroy ed the GT, the Ford was not bad at all.
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autoshut off? That'd suck if you were driving through a riot mob, got tapped in the back, and it shut off when you were trying to get away.
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You really need to stop whacking off.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:19:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.
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Glad you are ok.

How far did your car get pushed?

How far were you stopped behind the traffic in front?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:25:04 PM EDT
Hit a Ram at 45/50mpg in my Land Cruiser with an ARB (their fault). I still drive it. Crumple zones are cool and all, but your car is still beyond repair at 30mph.

After having the bumper pulled.



The Ram (lol).



Link Posted: 4/21/2016 4:39:38 PM EDT
There's a small explosive charge on the batteries positive lead that kick starts the entire process of what you described.

Glad you're OK man.
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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:24:35 PM EDT
If the vehicle is equipped with it the headrests spring forward to reduce whiplash

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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:28:22 PM EDT
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And airbags that may or may not deploy.
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Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Originally Posted By TacticalHeater:
Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.



GM has those features for half the price




Along with the privilege of supporting the UAW.




And airbags that may or may not deploy.

But it will turn itself off, sometimes even before the crash.

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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:29:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Goonpup:
I was driving home from work yesterday and stopped for traffic ahead of me. I looked in rear view mirror and saw a mirror full of Chevy Blazer. Young guy- texting. Got whacked at about 30mph. After I became lucid, I noticed how my car (2013 BMW 535X drive) reacted. Immediately the emergency flashers started, an engine/fuel cutoff switch killed the engine, SOS activated a call to BMW. My seat restraints automatically tightened and the tranny went from drive to neutral to park and doors unlocked.

I never wanted to test my car this way but I walked away with only a concussion. The popo told me the other driver admitted fault, and has insurance ( what a rarity here in Illinois). Thank you Kraut engineers.
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No pics ?

Cmon...you had your phone and took some pics didn't you ??


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Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:31:54 PM EDT
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I'll happily sacrifice my car to save myself being injured even a little bit
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Originally Posted By n00g7:
Hit a Ram at 45/50mpg in my Land Cruiser with an ARB (their fault). I still drive it. Crumple zones are cool and all, but your car is still beyond repair at 30mph.

After having the bumper pulled.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151207_132927_zpsogf564jt.jpg

The Ram (lol).

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151103_205727_zpsdgyefgvl.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151103_205701_zps9f7eqirq.jpg
I'll happily sacrifice my car to save myself being injured even a little bit
Amen, brother.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:33:17 PM EDT
I'm glad you're OK. Sue that stupid texting son of a bitch into the poor house.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:33:17 PM EDT
Sounds like a a lot of excellent safety stuff. Glad you're relatively ok. Hope the dipshit learned his lesson about texting and driving.
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Originally Posted By n00g7:
Hit a Ram at 45/50mpg in my Land Cruiser with an ARB (their fault). I still drive it. Crumple zones are cool and all, but your car is still beyond repair at 30mph.

After having the bumper pulled.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151207_132927_zpsogf564jt.jpg

The Ram (lol).

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151103_205727_zpsdgyefgvl.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151103_205701_zps9f7eqirq.jpg
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How was it his fault?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:37:06 PM EDT
Stupid nanny-state bullshit safety crap....

Glad you're OK.

I'd rather shell out $700 for a replacement bed and hitch for my truck....while still being able to drive it home after the accident
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 5:37:13 PM EDT
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How was it his fault?
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Originally Posted By n00g7:
Hit a Ram at 45/50mpg in my Land Cruiser with an ARB (their fault). I still drive it. Crumple zones are cool and all, but your car is still beyond repair at 30mph.

After having the bumper pulled.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151207_132927_zpsogf564jt.jpg

The Ram (lol).

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151103_205727_zpsdgyefgvl.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w41/n00g77/IMG_20151103_205701_zps9f7eqirq.jpg


How was it his fault?


Looks like a T-bone, or back half. Crossed in front of him at 90° angle.
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