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Collision saves driver’s life

In Read on January 12, 2011 at 7:34 am

Bill Pace, shown on the left below, had passed out while driving his car on the highway in Seattle.  Duane Innes was in another vehicle and engineered a crash that saved Bill’s life.

 

Bill Pace, left, and Duane Innes.

Bill Pace, left, and Duane Innes.

“Basic physics: If I could get in front of him and let him hit me, the delta difference in speed would just be a few miles an hour, and we could slow down together,” Innes explained.

So he pulled in front of the pickup, allowed it to rear-end his minivan and brought both vehicles safely to a stop in the pull-off lane.

The plan is straightforward enough, but the quick generation and execution are remarkable.

Via: Neatorama

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  1. I shared this story with some friends in Seattle this weekend–I felt cool 🙂

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