Sampson County Sheriff's Office
How to die in 0.7 Seconds
Do you know what happens in the first fatal second after a car going 55 mph hits a
In the first tenth of the second, the front bumper and grille collapse.
The second tenth finds the hood crumbling, rising and striking the windshield as the
During the third tenth of the second, the steering wheel starts to disintegrate and
The fourth tenth of the second finds two feet of the car’s front end wrecked while
In the fifth tenth the driver is impaled on the steering column and blood rushes to his
The sixth tenth finds the impact built up to the extent that feet are ripped out of
IN THE SEVENTH TENTH hinges rip loose, doors open and the seat breaks free,
NOW, WILL YOU BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELT?