Monday, August 13, 2012

Pikes Peak Car Falls off a Cliff - Not for the Faint of Heart

Jeremy Foley and his co-driver go off at Pikes Peak's Devils Playground - at exactly the same spot another car fell off the cliff last year. Both were taken to the hospital and fortunately released without life-threatening injuries.

The drivers survived this horrific crash due to vastly improved car safety these days: rollcages that can withstand impact multiple times the weight of the car, seats/helmets/harnesses/neck and arm restraints that work together to keep the drivers safe, fuel systems that disconnect automatically, on-board fire suppression systems that trigger without driver intervention, and much more.

Related posts:
Pictures of the Pikes Peak Car That Fell off a Cliff