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.
“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.