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|11th July 2007, 02:20||#61|
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The bent rim on the front rear axle substantiates that the major hit was taken by that particular wheel only. Now if the truck was at an angle (as in when viewed from the car moving left to right at say a 30 degree angle) it is possible for the car to hit that wheel alone and nothing else (see the fuel tank too is not touched by the car). After hitting the 1st rear axle (by which I mean the tyre) the car's rear end would swivel (left) fulcrumming on the front right (yeah it never went under the lorry). You can view a lot of car-to-car crash tests (offset) on you-tube to know what I am trying to say.
Now if the Impact was near the front headlight of the lorry, there was no way the car(s) front portion would have a secondary impact (as the tail would anyway swing out to the left after the first impact) with the 1st rear axle. There are 2 possibilities, the left -b-pillar hit the axle. Now if that be the case the impact would be perpendicular to the nody of the truck and the axle would not move back. So this possibility ruled out. The second possibility is the rear of the car ploughs backwards to the axle, that too hasn't happened as the rear of the car is intact. Moreover the first impact would deflect the car away from the lorry rather than pull it back in.
So the only likely way seemingly is to directly hit that wheel. But then these are guesses, in the real random world who knows what really happened.
Practice frontal offset between two model cars you will know what I am trying to say (but then that too is no way near to reality as model cars dont deform)
|25th October 2007, 16:20||#62|
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