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This Is What It Looks Like When An Ambulance Gets T-Boned By A Pickup Truck

Don’t worry, this is just a crash test. Even then, the results are astounding, and incredibly re-assuring.

I mean, re-assuring if you’re not in that pickup truck. That pickup truck was supremely messed up. But the ambulance? There’s barely a dent. They’re probably going to want to take a new bus to the hospital, but it must be built like an absolute bank vault.

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It nearly goes without saying as well that this is the best crash test video I’ve ever seen. The music, the drones, the use of an actual pickup truck instead of some sled monstrosity... someone was trying to run out a budget. And it was worth it.

Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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Isn’t it also true, then, that the ambulance did a pretty poor job in dissipating that energy, creating higher accelerations to the occupants of both vehicles? Not that vehicles are generally designed to crumple on a side impact, since that’s generally where they’re extremely weak. But I don’t think that this video proves anything about the safety of this ambulance to it’s occupants. I’m not saying it’s unsafe, either, btw. Just nothing to be concluded from this video other than it “looks tough”.