Preprare for a spate of "smashing debut" jokes. A 2007 Dodge Nitro driven by a DaimlerChrysler employee blew a stop sign in Toledo yesterday and smashed into the back of a semi. No one was injured but the yet-to-be launched Dodge SUV, which suffered a bruised fascia, was inadvertantly outed in production trim by the TV crew that captured the aftermath on video. But worse off is likely the test driver, whom we'd imagine might find his next assignment from DCX to be hauling old Neons to the dump. (Please excuse the random ad of old people attached to the YouTube video — those Toledo TV bastards!)

2007 Dodge Nitro Makes "Accidental" Debut [WTOL TV]

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