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Yesterday was the first time I arrived at a crash involving an Escape sine I have been an owner. It was on a major route of travel, four lane during rush hour. I arrived to find two vehicles (an Escape and a sedan) involved with the Escape rear ending the sedan. The Escape then ended up with the drivers side on the Jersey barrier. It was more or less drivable but sustained moderate damage to the drivers side. It was a newer model white Limited.

Intresting enough, little front end damage with no airbag deployment on the front, however both sets of curtain airbags did deploy. It appears the driver suffered a medical crisis prior to the crash. All safety glass on the doors shattered as well (from the airbags?). All in all it looked worse than it was and all the safety features did what they were intended to do. Although trauma precautions were taken, it seems the driver was mostly suffering from a medical problem.

No pictures this time. It was a little to busy on the roadway. Anyway, just makes me feel a bit more safer on the road in my little SUV, although I don't care to find out first hand!
 

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That's good news about the safety features, not so good for the driver. Imo, modest as it is, Ford has built very safe automobiles and trucks. They are seldom eclipsed in safety ratings by other car companies in just about any given test. :clap:

Thanks for the post.
 

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Exactly, and the IIHS tests seem to back that up.
 

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Very impressed with my ABS system. Especially with kangaroos, hopping on to the road when they are not expected. Obviously this happens out on the country roads. Apparently some tourists were of the impression, that we share the roads with hoppy creatures in our cities and suburbs. This is not so. :lol:

Anyway blood and guts makes me nauseous. :stifle: :barf: Providing it is safe to do so, i intentionally make an effort to avoid driving over animals. The wild rabbits are still a pest dilemma down under. Rabbits are that quick that at times they can not be avoided. Periodically i will hear a thump, if a bunny has been hit and it makes me squeamish. :) :shrug: :violin:
 
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