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      04-19-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy RIP M5. Severe Autobahn Crash Destroys New M5 F10

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RIP M5. Severe Autobahn Crash Destroys New M5 F10
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This 2012 M5 was traveling at a top speed (approximately 186mph/300kmh) when the driver lost control of the car as he braked and swerved to avoid a car. As the driver of the M5 swerved to avoid a car which joined the highway aggressively (without noticing the oncoming BMW), the M5 struck the divider, bounced off and shot across the highway, where it flipped several times on the grass at the side of the A81.

The 60 year old driver, 20 year old passenger, and a dog were all seriously injured, but are alive. Judging by the severity of the damage to the car, it's a testament to the M5's safety technology that no one was instantly killed.

The car which cut off the M5 did not stop and fled the scene of the accident. The M6 and M3 on the scene belong to the M5 owner's sons, who were traveling with the M5 at the time of the accident. One of the sons, seeing smoke coming from the M5's engine after the crash, was able to prevent any more danger by using an extinguisher on the engine.

It's easy to forget sometimes just how much power our BMWs have and while they are some of the safest cars in the world, we are all still human, capable of suffering injuries and making driving mistakes (or simply suffering bad luck). So please be safe out there!

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Translated news summary: Accident on the A81 - Motorway closed

Villingen-Schwenningen/Tuningen (ez) - On highway 81 between Tuningen and Villingen-Schwenningen, it has in the evening hours of Tuesday in the direction of - Stuttgart, a serious accident. The two occupants of the car were seriously injured.

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      04-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Holy cow. Hope the driver and passenger have a full and quick recovery. Safe motoring everyone...
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      04-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #3
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Always drive carefully, we might have M cars, but that doesn't mean push the car to its limit whenever you can. Hope they make a quick recovery
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      04-19-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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A bunch of M cars, wondering if it was a meet or something. Fck at 200 km/h things go wrong very fast.

I hope driver/occupants are all gonna be ok.

M5 is destroyed, wow.
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      04-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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Ouch! The M5 is a monster in our hands. We must take it easy whaen driving this beast.
It builds speed so increadibly fast, and itīs camouflaged by the comfort and quietness of the car.

I hope they will recover.
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      04-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #6
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OMG...haven't seen anything that bad in a while.


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      04-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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A bunch of M cars, wondering if it was a meet or something. Fck at 200 km/h things go wrong very fast.

I hope driver/occupants are all gonna be ok.

M5 is destroyed, wow.
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I bet it was a meet or something of that sort. Wishing a quick and speedy recovery to everyone involved (including the dog ).
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      04-19-2012, 04:23 PM   #8
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My god.

The last two picture really tell you how much energy there was in that crash.


Needless to say I hope they all have a speedy recovery.

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      04-19-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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Have to say though, for a 150-200mph crash that thing help up incredibly well! That says a lot about BMW's engineering. That's also why our cars weigh as much as ocean liners these days, to protect us when things go wrong.
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      04-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #10
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any lesser car and everyone of them would have surely perished please.drive safe everyone
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jk lol glad everyone came out alive... looks like a nasty wreck!
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I wish the occupants full and quick recovery. Really sad. Looks like an M meet with the M3 E92 and M6 E63. Good that todays cars are so safe, but that still doesn't prevent tragedies, so drive safe.
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      04-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #13
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damn that's a sturdy car.
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Damn. Just imagine the exhilaration of going 150+ mph and then the feeling that you are going to crash while going that speed...polar opposite emotions.
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That looks like a good wreck considering the speed involved.

I hope everybody makes a speedy recovery, including the Dog!
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wow. that's... awful. I hope they are ok.
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Anyone question why there is an m3 and an m6 at the crash site? Maybe they were racing?
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You know it was a hell of a wreck when a wheel with complete suspension still bolted to it is 30 feet from your car
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Damn. Just imagine the exhilaration of going 150+ mph and then the feeling that you are going to crash while going that speed...polar opposite emotions.
urgh, absolutely terrifying
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That is a fucking traumatic event. Can't imagine what the driver/passenger are going through. Gonna be engrained in their minds forever
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So, was this car going 155 or 190ish?
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