Twilight of the Dreamboats #1


Chicago, IL (1955)

4 comments:

Joanne said...

Thanks to the years of diligent research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and forced tougher government standards for car safety including side air bags, stronger auto structural support, and many other safety features,this crash would be survivable today.

Tommy O'C said...

A car sandwiched between an eighteen-wheeler and a steel pillar that is still ramrod-straight? Even today, that's a very deadly scenario. Reasonover & Olinde, New Orleans truck accident attorneys: "When an 18-wheeler rams into a car, the driver and any passengers will nearly always be seriously or fatally injured." More victims will survive such a crash today than years past but it's by no means a certainty.

Joanne said...

In today's world the post might be made of break away metal (if hit), but more importantly, if you look closely at this photo, the car was hit behind the driver's door, which is why I said that in today's world, this crash would have been survivable

Joanne said...

"behind the driver's door"

change to: "in front of the driver's door"