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2021-07-20 7:23:12 AM  
I'd call that more "slammed into" than "hit", yikes.
 
2021-07-20 8:17:51 AM  
And a driver who was underaged. This guy better invest in some good shoes. He's gonna be walking for a while after he gets out.
 
2021-07-20 8:19:41 AM  
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That's certainly one way to turn an SUV into a compact.

/The cops are lucky they weren't in it. There backs would have never been the same.
 
2021-07-20 8:20:13 AM  
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2021-07-20 8:21:16 AM  
That'll buff right out.
 
2021-07-20 8:22:31 AM  
So many wannabe criminals hating on the police. Subby is even getting in on the action. hahaha

"News say they bad. Dat's why we mad!"
 
2021-07-20 8:42:45 AM  
Look on the bright side...they didn't have to waste any time or money on doing a roadside sobriety check on them.
 
2021-07-20 8:47:58 AM  

der Sittenstrolch: That'll buff right out.


My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
 
2021-07-20 8:58:49 AM  
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2021-07-20 9:07:17 AM  
Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.
 
2021-07-20 9:15:23 AM  
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2021-07-20 9:26:13 AM  

jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.


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2021-07-20 9:28:48 AM  
Getting a DUI like a boss. Asshole is lucky he didn't kill anybody.
 
2021-07-20 9:32:11 AM  

jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.


They're both good sized Ford's. The difference has to do with crumple zones. The back of the SUV is trunk space and can afford to be crushed to slow the impact over distance. The front of the truck is different. There's an engine there and you don't want to push it into the cab. So the crumple zone there is the space between you and the wheel, and the thing absorbing the energy is the airbag.
No airbags for a rear end collision so the energy gets dumped in the trunk.
 
2021-07-20 9:33:15 AM  

Halfabee64: [Fark user image 436x229]

The driver of the truck, Jared Schmidt, 19, of Blue Hill, was arrested for DUI.


One could say he's in deep Schmidt.

YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!
 
2021-07-20 9:56:47 AM  

Pert: jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.

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Exactly!
 
2021-07-20 10:00:03 AM  
He most likely didn't dial 911.  A radio to a police dispath is way faster.
 
2021-07-20 10:15:54 AM  
Nothing good ever happens past midnight.
 
2021-07-20 10:26:21 AM  

jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.


The damage to the police Explorer looks really bad, but notice how the damage just kind of stops right before the rear doors?  The entire trunk space was sacrificial, absorbing the energy of the impact, while the passenger compartment remained intact and didn't allow intrusion into it.  The truck, on the other hand, has rigid frame rails right up to the bumper and can only crumple a little bit.

Modern engineering in vehicle safety absolutely astounds me.  I've been in the fire service for over 15 years.  There is an enormous difference between when I started and there were a lot of cars from the 80s and 90s still on the road and today.  Today, we come up on a bad looking wreck and the people are often out of the cars walking around, maybe the door got tweaked and we have to pop it open to get them out.  Same accident 15 years ago would involve serious injuries and a lot of cutting.  Still go to bad wrecks with hurt people, but now it is usually a special circumstance - kid doing 100+ and hitting a tree or a tractor-trailer rolls over a sedan or something.
 
2021-07-20 10:29:55 AM  

stinkynuts: So many wannabe criminals hating on the police. Subby is even getting in on the action. hahaha

"News say they bad. Dat's why we mad!"


This made me lol

/subby
 
2021-07-20 10:56:50 AM  
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2021-07-20 11:32:56 AM  

jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.


That's called a "crumple zone." The cargo space is crumpled, but the actual passenger compartment basically retained it's shape. This is by design- the crumple space basically spreads the force out over a little bit more time, which greatly reduces the peak force transferred to the occupants. Up through the 70s, you had lots of cases where the cars involved in an accident didn't look too bad, but the occupants were killed or seriously injured. These days, it's the reverse. Not to mention the fact that the truck, being much taller, completely overran the frame rails, (which, before anyone says I'm wrong because the Explorer is unibody, are built in to the body of the explorer, but they're still there) meaning the less rigid portion of the structure took the hit from the very rigid truck frame. I'm guessing the truck was lifted a bit as well, because in stock form, the bumper of the truck would have been more in line with the Explorer's rear bumper.
 
2021-07-20 11:38:39 AM  
WOW! Did he break the sound barrier with that one??
 
2021-07-20 1:24:46 PM  
 
2021-07-20 2:12:46 PM  

lizyrd: jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.

The damage to the police Explorer looks really bad, but notice how the damage just kind of stops right before the rear doors?  The entire trunk space was sacrificial, absorbing the energy of the impact, while the passenger compartment remained intact and didn't allow intrusion into it.  The truck, on the other hand, has rigid frame rails right up to the bumper and can only crumple a little bit.

Modern engineering in vehicle safety absolutely astounds me.  I've been in the fire service for over 15 years.  There is an enormous difference between when I started and there were a lot of cars from the 80s and 90s still on the road and today.  Today, we come up on a bad looking wreck and the people are often out of the cars walking around, maybe the door got tweaked and we have to pop it open to get them out.  Same accident 15 years ago would involve serious injuries and a lot of cutting.  Still go to bad wrecks with hurt people, but now it is usually a special circumstance - kid doing 100+ and hitting a tree or a tractor-trailer rolls over a sedan or something.


Yeah...those crumple zones are on point. It looks like it was Photoshopped for a textbook about how crumple zones work in the lab.

Much of this is due to ever-increasing government and independent safety standards. It does make cars cost more, but in the end the additional cost is a small price to pay if it means walking away from an accident rather than additional medical bills. Assuming it adds 10% to the price of a $40k car, so $4k...and how much do you think you're going to end up paying out on medical bills, lost wages, being paralyzed...?  Safety is always worth it.
 
2021-07-20 9:29:36 PM  

JungleBoogie: This is why automatic braking should be mandatory.


Given the look of that cruiser, I'm guessing automatic braking would not have made much of factor in this situation, since as stated from the link you provided automatic braking are "low-speed automatic emergency braking systems."

I don't think that was a low-speed collision, do you?
 
2021-07-21 7:28:53 AM  

Dakai: JungleBoogie: This is why automatic braking should be mandatory.

Given the look of that cruiser, I'm guessing automatic braking would not have made much of factor in this situation, since as stated from the link you provided automatic braking are "low-speed automatic emergency braking systems."

I don't think that was a low-speed collision, do you?


Yeah, they would need a highway-speed system to prevent/mitigate that collision.

Goes to show how tricky autonomous driving really is, that something as conceptually simple as automatic braking would be this tricky.
 
2021-07-21 8:29:36 PM  

Private_Citizen: jjorsett: Interesting how the pickup is kinda, "Owwie" while the cruiser is, "Ahhhh! Where's my back half!?" The lesson: drive the most massive thing you can afford.

They're both good sized Ford's. The difference has to do with crumple zones. The back of the SUV is trunk space and can afford to be crushed to slow the impact over distance. The front of the truck is different. There's an engine there and you don't want to push it into the cab. So the crumple zone there is the space between you and the wheel, and the thing absorbing the energy is the airbag.
No airbags for a rear end collision so the energy gets dumped in the trunk.


I'm sorry to see you were smarted for this.

For those interested, no, the crumple zone in this pickup is not "the space between you and the wheel." I know I'm late to the thread, but in general trucks confer an advantage based upon weight and ride height over smaller passenger vehicles (yes, you are less likely to die in a front-end in a large vehicle when colliding with a compact than should you be in another compact). That said, the "crumple zone" in the front of vehicles is way beyond the wheel. Perhaps you were joking, and I missed it. Modern vehicle design, from compacts to big ol' trucks, is way beyond "make it strong/stiff." The pickup, like all new FF and FR passenger vehicles (anything with the motor in the front), is designed to let the engine slide under the cockpit/greenhouse. There are several alloys of metal in the front end that act differently, as well as different construction to allow for staged/delayed crumples. By design. Put a soft bumper on the front, then some thinner metal (or more flexible alloys), then again further back, then to the firewall, which is the last section of the vehicle in a front end collision to crumple, and in that order (the steering column, dash, etc all crumple, but I'm talking structural).

What you see here is, in a roundabout, not-really-how-you-described, sort-of what you said way correct. But not really at all. The rear of a vehicle with a trunk/non-passenger space can indeed crumple more than the engine bay, because there is presumably not material inside the trunk to be pushed into the passenger compartment (although this is taken into account). If you could stick a 3ft-long crumple zone to the front of the vehicle without sacrificing anything or having to worry about mass like the engine, you would. As such, a compromise is made to account for the presence of the block, and to have it move underneath the cabin/cockpit. The photo in the article, in addition to showing the difference in mass between the two vehicles (both total and front of the cockpit versus rear), is showing a situation where you have a part of the car that generates both acceleration and braking, and must therefore be more strongly attached to the unibody/frame, versus a part of the car that can indeed crumple to save lives, and is assumed to to hold passengers. You cant make your front out of paper mache and rubber that would bounce, as it would prevent you from driving the vehicle. It has to be stiff to handle acceleration, towing, etc.

This is not to say that cars are completely safe, and we can go ramming them around, but the idea that "there's no crumple zones on the front of that truck, har har" is just wrong.

I'm old, so if I missed some lame joke, I'm sorry.
 
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