Originally Posted by tvengineer
That does look like the west bank expressway in Jefferson parish..
but that does NOT look like a Smart...
Is there a credit to where the photo came from .. or a date...
Nothing in the news about that today.
There was an accident involving a Smart on the east bank of Jefferson Parish last week...
PHOTOS: Two cars overturn in wreck on Earhart Expressway - NOLA.com
the Smart was on it's side.. driver was un injured...
Interesting to note that they had more trouble extracting the driver of the SUV .. while the Smart looks to be mostly in tact.. just laying on it's side.
I find the comments in the article interesting....
Posted by aircheck on 07/18/09 at 10:08PM
Seriously hope no one was hurt...
The "SMART car" is not so smart after all. They are tiny vehicles and do not look robust enough to be on an expressway...
Uh, aircheck, the driver is walking away. I'd say the car did a pretty good job. The much larger (what appears to be) SUV is just as flipped over.
Posted by trip716 on 07/19/09 at 12:04AM
People who buy smart cars aren't very smart. She is very lucky not to get killed. Are the helmet laws inforced in smart cars?
Posted by sugarpye on 07/19/09 at 12:27AM
Smart people drive smart cars that are smart enough to stay off highways and interstates! These cars are like riding motorized bicycles, you know?
Posted by gaspergou on 07/19/09 at 1:07AM
Why is everybody hatin' on the Smart car? I see TWO cars overturned in that photo, and according to the caption, police officers at the scene determined that one of them was at risk of exploding. And is wasn't the Smart car.
Posted by joscelin on 07/19/09 at 3:49AM
Well, it looks to me like the driver of the Smart car walked away from this accident. I've also seen accident testing videos of the Smart car and it performed above average in a head-on collision. The Smart car looks pretty smart to me. Why are y'all hatin' on the Smart car? Oh wait, this is nola.com forums--NEVERMIND. You people will hate on anything and everything. I bet that Smart car was black. That's probably it.
Posted by Asinined on 07/20/09 at 7:56PM
*stares in wide-eyed disbelief at the utter stupidity of the unfourtantly semi-literate posters on this website*
With NO scientific data or any proof to back up their position, people assume the Smart Car is unsafe. Even when they see a photo of the police officer helping the woman walking away from the crash, some call it a "death trap" anyway. I guess it just bugs me that people come to stupid conclusions and think they know what they are talking about.
As for the car crush photo
, it does make me wonder how other cars, including SUVs and the Smart would hold up to the kind of forces in a crash like that.