Thursday, September 23, 2010
Three escape as car is ripped in half
Three young men had a miraculous escape in Germany after their BMW car was literally torn in half when it hit a tree.
An amazed traffic police patrol found the front of the powerful car more than 300ft away from the rear of the vehicle.
But the driver and his two friends walked away with barely a scratch after the 100mph smash on the A7 motorway, near Soltau.
"We thought for certain that we would be dealing with fatalities. All of them are very lucky to have survived such a serious crash," said one officer.
Officers believe the driver lost control of the car which shot off the road and into a tree in a field beside the motorway.
Police are interviewing three men - one aged 20 and two aged 22 - to try to get to the bottom of the cause of the accident.