The Truth About Cars » accident http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » accident http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Australian Supercar Racer Courtney Injured in Freak Accident, Championship Chase Probably Over http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/australian-supercar-racer-courtney-injured-freak-accident-championship-chase-probably/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/australian-supercar-racer-courtney-injured-freak-accident-championship-chase-probably/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1149593 V8 Supercar racer James Courtney was injured when an Australian Navy helicopter fly-over dislodged debris near pitlane, which struck and injured the racer, media in Australia is reporting. Courtney was transported to a local hospital with relatively minor injuries, but is expected to remain there for several days, effectively ending his race weekend. Courtney is currently fifth […]

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V8 Supercar racer James Courtney was injured when an Australian Navy helicopter fly-over dislodged debris near pitlane, which struck and injured the racer, media in Australia is reporting. Courtney was transported to a local hospital with relatively minor injuries, but is expected to remain there for several days, effectively ending his race weekend. Courtney is currently fifth […]

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Ownership Update: The End of a Porsche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/ownership-update-end-porsche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/ownership-update-end-porsche/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1088793 Much has changed since I last had the opportunity to humblebrag on TTAC. My good friend Derek has monetized the skills he developed and honed here into an actual, real-life job in the automotive industry, and I’ve gone from owning two Porsche 911s to owning zero cars — at least temporarily. Keen readers will recall that I […]

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Much has changed since I last had the opportunity to humblebrag on TTAC. My good friend Derek has monetized the skills he developed and honed here into an actual, real-life job in the automotive industry, and I’ve gone from owning two Porsche 911s to owning zero cars — at least temporarily. Keen readers will recall that I […]

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Piston Slap: The Fuel Harbinger of Fusion Steering Fail? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/piston-slap-the-fuel-harbringer-of-fusion-steering-fail/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/piston-slap-the-fuel-harbringer-of-fusion-steering-fail/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:35:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805074 TTAC commentator Bobby Flashpants writes: Howdy Sajeev, I have an unique issue with my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. I’ve posted about it at fordfusionforum.com, and no one so far has heard of anyone with the same issue. Here’s the link for the post, and the text is reproduced (and edited to remove site-specific context) below: […]

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TTAC commentator Bobby Flashpants writes: Howdy Sajeev, I have an unique issue with my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. I’ve posted about it at fordfusionforum.com, and no one so far has heard of anyone with the same issue. Here’s the link for the post, and the text is reproduced (and edited to remove site-specific context) below: […]

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Pride Before the Fall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/pride-before-the-fall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/pride-before-the-fall/#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:38:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=656274 The ’91 GSXR 1100 was a feral beast. It had been tame once, well “mostly tame” anyhow, but the bike’s previous owner had stripped away the thin veneer that civilization had imposed upon it and restored it to its primeval form. It hadn’t taken much, really. Larger carburetors, performance cams and a full race exhaust […]

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The ’91 GSXR 1100 was a feral beast. It had been tame once, well “mostly tame” anyhow, but the bike’s previous owner had stripped away the thin veneer that civilization had imposed upon it and restored it to its primeval form. It hadn’t taken much, really. Larger carburetors, performance cams and a full race exhaust […]

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Threat Level 11: How Do We Mitigate The Danger? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/threat-level-11-how-do-we-mitigate-the-danger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/threat-level-11-how-do-we-mitigate-the-danger/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:25:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=634537 My dad freaked out. We weren’t going that fast when the old dump truck struggled out onto the road some distance ahead of us and it was a simple matter to just let off the gas and coast for a bit while the old truck worked its way up through the gears to the posted […]

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My dad freaked out. We weren’t going that fast when the old dump truck struggled out onto the road some distance ahead of us and it was a simple matter to just let off the gas and coast for a bit while the old truck worked its way up through the gears to the posted […]

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A Deer In The Headlights: Update http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/a-deer-in-the-headlights-update/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/a-deer-in-the-headlights-update/#comments Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:19:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495415 Last week I wrote an article called A Deer In The Headlights about my parents hitting a deer a few days prior. In the story, I talked about the impact and reported that the RAV4 they were driving caught fire as they were being pulled out. Fortunately the good men and women of the Monroe, […]

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Last week I wrote an article called A Deer In The Headlights about my parents hitting a deer a few days prior. In the story, I talked about the impact and reported that the RAV4 they were driving caught fire as they were being pulled out. Fortunately the good men and women of the Monroe, […]

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Different Reactions To Getting Rear-Ended http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/different-reactions-to-getting-rear-ended/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/different-reactions-to-getting-rear-ended/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:08:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494776 Yesterday I was out for a walk when I saw an accident happen. It wasn’t a bad one, the driver of a small delivery truck came off the clutch and his rig hopped forward and smacked the back of the small SUV stopped at the light ahead of him. The light changed and the two […]

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Yesterday I was out for a walk when I saw an accident happen. It wasn’t a bad one, the driver of a small delivery truck came off the clutch and his rig hopped forward and smacked the back of the small SUV stopped at the light ahead of him. The light changed and the two […]

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Deadly Threat: A Deer In The Headlights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/deadly-threat-a-deer-in-the-headlights/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/deadly-threat-a-deer-in-the-headlights/#comments Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:32:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494652 The deer emerged from the forest and leapt into the roadway in a sudden swift movement. The sights and sounds of the busy two lane highway assailed the animal’s senses and drove it towards panic. In the opposite lane a car flashed by at close to 60 mph and the noise of its passing echoed […]

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The deer emerged from the forest and leapt into the roadway in a sudden swift movement. The sights and sounds of the busy two lane highway assailed the animal’s senses and drove it towards panic. In the opposite lane a car flashed by at close to 60 mph and the noise of its passing echoed […]

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Piston Slap: Reading the Light Bulb Filaments http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/piston-slap-reading-the-light-bulb-filaments/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/piston-slap-reading-the-light-bulb-filaments/#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 12:01:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=475461 TTAC commentator Celebrity208 writes: Sajeev: I’d always thought that police crash investigators would check the tail light bulbs of a car that was rear ended to determine if its lights were on at the time of the crash. I thought it had something to do with the way the filament was broken/burnt/etc. So my question […]

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TTAC commentator Celebrity208 writes: Sajeev: I’d always thought that police crash investigators would check the tail light bulbs of a car that was rear ended to determine if its lights were on at the time of the crash. I thought it had something to do with the way the filament was broken/burnt/etc. So my question […]

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Guess What Happened To The Driver? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/guess-what-happened-to-the-driver/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/guess-what-happened-to-the-driver/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416189   I’m sure you know the stage trick where a woman is sawed in half and lives. Now, try the same with a Volvo and a truck loaded with masses of steel bars. Volvo S40 crashes into truck. Bundles of steel bars crash through the windshield,  exit on the other side of the car. What […]

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  I’m sure you know the stage trick where a woman is sawed in half and lives. Now, try the same with a Volvo and a truck loaded with masses of steel bars. Volvo S40 crashes into truck. Bundles of steel bars crash through the windshield,  exit on the other side of the car. What […]

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Keep On Truckin’, No Matter What http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/keep-on-truckin-no-matter-what/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/keep-on-truckin-no-matter-what/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:50:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407838 The truck depicted above was found by one of Carnewschina’s many stringers in Southern China, Guangxi Province, National Highway 323, km 1181, near the town of Desheng. The stringer noted an indicated speed of 80 km/h. This gives a whole new meaning to a crash truck. Up until now, a crash truck was understood as […]

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The truck depicted above was found by one of Carnewschina’s many stringers in Southern China, Guangxi Province, National Highway 323, km 1181, near the town of Desheng. The stringer noted an indicated speed of 80 km/h. This gives a whole new meaning to a crash truck. Up until now, a crash truck was understood as […]

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Fleet Modernization Program, Russian Style http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/fleet-modernization-program-russian-style/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/fleet-modernization-program-russian-style/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 15:28:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395333 Governments around the globe have spent hard-earned tax payer’s money on cash for clunkers fleet modernization programs. The aim: get old cars off the roads, create demand for new ones. As this video shows, Russia has devised an ingenious new program: Do it yourself fleet modernization. Leave it to the initiative of the citizen. No […]

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Governments around the globe have spent hard-earned tax payer’s money on cash for clunkers fleet modernization programs. The aim: get old cars off the roads, create demand for new ones. As this video shows, Russia has devised an ingenious new program: Do it yourself fleet modernization. Leave it to the initiative of the citizen. No […]

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