Head-on Collision
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In January 2008 i was driving the truck in winter and lost control. Before I knew it I was facing a bus in a head-on collision. As you can see from the picture the truck was badly damaged. It was classified as a 100mph crash. I was traveling at 40 and the bus was at 60 mph. The amazing part fo this story is that I am still alive. When Ford says “Built Ford Tough” they mean it. That truck is what saved my life. it collapsed exactly how it was designed to do. It created a cocoon around me and protected me from the crash. I managed to walk away from the accident with 11 broken ribs, a fractured strenum and a collapsed lung, but I was alive. My injuries were caused by the air bag, but it could have been worse. After the accident we bought another 1999 F-250 and we now own a 2011 F-350. As Ford says “Built Ford Tough”.

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Dean M Uhh... that's not how a cab is supposed to work. When you crash, the ideal car will send the energy around the passenger section and crush the front and rear of the car rather than the cab. More than likely, the two vehicles collided slightly offset, causing the massive crushing of the cab.
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Pat Pine Mr. Chevy im, jus sayin, if there was a silverado involved in a 100 mph classified colision with a buss, the driver might not be walking away so easily, personally i would love to have a 2012 f 450 with a 9ft fisher, when i turn 16 knowing if it ever had to it would save my life... Jus Sayin
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Walter Thomas Wow god is amazing. To the Chevy guy, it is very obvious why you said that. One of my friends was killed in a crash like that in a 2005 Ford Taurus. Fords are built tough. My moms 2001 F-150 took down big sized tree and only had to replace the front bumper.
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braden if you look at the cab it looks like it did its job perfectly actually
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Chevy Silverado From the looks of it, it didnt do to well. Jus sayin
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As I'm sure you're probably aware, Ford, in certain parts around the world the fraudulent lawsuit business is so out of control that drivers have for years been installing dash cams on their vehicles to prove their innocence when a would-be-fraudster steps in front of their vehicle, gets hit, and then fakes injuries in search of a payout.   Luckily, this isn't a problem yet systemic in America, but we do have our share of disputed accidents.  So my suggestion is simple, and long overdue: In addition to the rear facing cameras currently available on many models for reverse driving, install cams on the front of the vehilces too.  Have the cams constantly recording when the vehicle is running, storing footage on flash memory (the video would have to be downloaded to view.  USB?) with old footage being recorded over every 12 hours or so.  This way, in the event of an accident, the Ford driver will have video proof of exactly what happened.  I can't tell you how many times I've had a driver cross into my lane almost causing a head on collision, and afterwards I thought, "Hmm, had that person hit me, would they have taken responsibility, or would they have lied?"  In situations like that, save for an eye witness, it's such a case of he said/she said that justice is often not propery served, and repairs are often paid for by the worng people. So what do you think?  Model year 16 as an option, model year 18 as standard equipment? 
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