How Fast Can You Die In A
1/10th OF A SECOND - The front bumper and chrome "frosting" of the grillwork collapses. Slivers of steel penetrate the tree to a depth of 1 1/2 inches.
2/10ths OF A SECOND - The hood rises and smashes into the windshield. Spinning rear wheels leave the ground. The fenders come in contact with the tree, forcing the rear parts out over the front doors. The driver's body continues to move forward at the vehicle's original speed (20 times the normal force of gravity - his body weighs 3,200 pounds). The driver's legs ramrod straight, snapping at the knee joints.
3/10ths OF A SECOND - The driver's body is now off the seat, torso upright, broken knee pressing against the dash board. The plastic and steel frame of the steering wheel begins to bend under his terrible death grasp. His head is now near the visor, his chest above the steering column.
4/10ths OF A SECOND - The car's front 24 inches have been demolished, but the rear end is still traveling at about 35 miles per hour. The driver's body is traveling 55 mile per hour. The half ton motor block crunches into the tree.
5/10ths OF A SECOND - The driver's fear-frozen hands bend the steering column into an almost vertical position. The force of gravity impales him on the steering shaft. Jagged steel punctures the lung and intercostal arteries. Blood spurts into his lungs.
6/10ths OF A SECOND - The driver's feet are ripped from his tightly laced shoes. The brake pedal shears off at the floor boards, the chassis bends in the middle, shearing body bolts. The driver's head smashed into the windshield. The rear of the car begins its downward fall, spinning wheels digging into the ground.
7/10ths OF A SECOND - The entire, writhing body of the car is forced out of shape. Hinges tear, doors spring open. In one last convulsion, the seat rams forward, pinning the driver against the steering shaft. Blood leaps from his mouth, shock has frozen his heart.
HE IS NOW DEAD......
TIME ELAPSED - SEVEN TENTHS OF A SECOND!!
TERRIFYING? - BUT TRUE!!!
DON'T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU!