How Did Anyone Walk Away From This Massive Rally Crash?

Somehow Nicolás Díaz and his co-driver were able to walk away from the wreckage of their Ford Fiesta rally car at last weekend's Rally de Catamarca. How the hell did they survive?


Díaz and his co-driver lost their brakes, flew off the road, somersaulted in the air, bounced off the gravel and rolled into a stream. They have the extreme strength of modern roll cages and safety equipment to thank. Some years ago and they would be crippled, if not dead.

(Hat tip to suju89!)


Matt Brown

Because the energy was dissipated in several small impacts, instead of one large one. Next question.