posted on Aug, 26 2016 @ 08:14 PM
The van has a small chance of not being totaled and hauled to the junkyard. I've been in that van since I was 2 and a half. The whole middle-bottom
and bottom of the left side of the van is caved in. Only the left side airbags deployed.
This accident has given me a new interest: Crash testing. I've been trying to solve this accident since yesterday. I've looked at videos of
side-impact tests on the 2005 Odyssey, and what happened in the slow-motion video is almost like what happened in the accident yesterday. The glass
in the accident I was in did not crack because it happened below 45 mph I do believe. And also, the car that hit us was not a Hyundai Accent. It was
a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. My dad took photos of the Elantra, and from what I can see, the car came at an angle. You see, the left-front side (3/4) of
the Elantra had the most damage. The other 1/4 was slightly damaged. His airbag did not deploy, probably because of the angle of the impact.
The van however, sustained a hard impact near the back of the drivers door to the door I was looking out of. I thank God for making me sit on the
right side for 11 years. It's become a habit. It saved my life yesterday. If I were to have sat in the left seat, I possibly could have been
knocked out, ears ringing, and a possible sprained leg. Most of the injuries would have been caused by the side-curtain airbag.
But what leaves me baffled is how there's a big scratch from the rear of the van to the front of the damaged areas.
I've made a drawing of what the damage area covers and what the scratched area (from the accident) covers:
is where the damage is, the green
is the scratched area, and the blue
showing the direction of the Elantra.
edit on 26-8-2016 by lazyfortress because: (no reason given)