I've seen hundreds of cars that have hit open manholes, or potholes, or driven through trenches. I worked in the automotive repair industry for 2
decades, I've even testified as an expert witness in liability claims when cars were damaged by something like this.
NO WAY does the back end of the car flip up like that. The physics don't work. The pothole/manhole cover will mangle the rim/wheel, it might destroy
some of the strut arm, stabilizer arm, tie rod end and steering mechanisms. It will rip out some things from the bottom side, but the vehicle will
either bounce out of the hole, or it will rotate around the hole with the back end spinning out to the right and then pull itself out of the hole.
I'm at work and can't do a mockup, but if any engineer or physicist is online, they can show you the vectors for all the different momentums and
torque, and there is just no way the back end of the van pops up in the air like that.
You also will NOT "float" over the hole. That only works in the movies and cartoons. The wheel definitely drops immediately into the hole, and there
is a jarring stop, a bounce, and a ton of damage, there is no "float" and there is no "flip."
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Discussing if it is a fake
Also, watch the slow motion from 10 seconds to 13 seconds. There is actually no left to right torque on the vehicle at all. In fact, the vehicle
torques opposite to the direction it would if the left front wheel were stopped suddenly. The left rear of the vehicle goes straight up and a little
left indicating the force used to fake it was applied at the left rear, not the left front.
Plus, there are several camera angles of the fake online. What are the chances of an "accident" being caught on a dash cam, and several other cams at
the exact spot of an accidental missing manhole.
Obvious setup equals obvious fake.
edit on 26-10-2012 by darkhorserider because: (no reason given)
On the second version of the video, stop and go the video from 20 seconds to 23 seconds. The manhole cover is in place, the left front tire misses
the cover completely, the van goes past it, and when the left rear is over the cover, the left rear suddenly shoots directly upwards. Something was
placed inside the manhole and propelled the rear of the vehicle upwards. This did not happen from hitting an open manhole.
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by darkhorserider because: (no reason given)