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?

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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!)

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superfastmatt
Matt Brown

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