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be em dblyu 01-09-2010 02:23 AM

BMW 335i lands on 3 rocks 426 feet down the mountain
 
Credit: Horatiu B., BMWBLOG




All we have to say in the beginning is WOW! We’re glad the passenger made it out alive and we wonder if it was the angel watching over them or simply a combination of luck and a safe car.

The accident displayed below took place somewhere on the Angeles Crest Highway in California and the BMW 335i Coupe was driven by M3Kill3er, member of E90post. As he was driving well into the night, he panicked at the sight of three animals on the road, swerved, slammed the brakes, hit dirt road and flew straight off the ledge down the mountain. Landed 426 feet down the rocks!!

Here is the frightening story as reported by the car owner:


http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC_0138.jpg


was bout 2 am on a saturday night Jan.2nd, picked up a female friend who lives on angeles crest street and we headed up angeles crest mountain… was taking her to a view spot for, u know…neways. at mile marker 30.65, no speeding no nothing, max i went was 35mph.came up to a pretty bad ass turn…the second i turned i saw 3 animals of some sort kicking it on the road. i panicked, swirved, hit the brakes, hit dirt road which didnt help me from stopping. flew straight off the ledge… flips+turns+tree+flips+turns+flips and landed on 3 rocks 426 feet down the mountain…Both of us are okay…walked out clean…i just have a fractured collar bone and my whole left side is killing me like crazy. the female is perfectly fine, just a few cuts n bruises.

We’re glad that everyone made it out alive and it fairly okay condition.

We wish you a fast recovery, both physically and psychologically!

*more pictures at:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2010/01/09/bm...comment-182689
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is it me, or did some of this sound made up

Mark M 01-09-2010 09:48 AM

I am sure there is more to this story than we are being told.

Either way......over on e90post, the owner claims he might even sue BMW since his airbags did not deploy.

Shaking my head.....the car saved his life due to his lack of experience.....and right away he wants to sue the brand that saved his pathetic backside.

lafabritto325ci 01-09-2010 09:54 AM

**** the airbag might have even killed him.... this might be one of those "i was better off without the airbag" moments... im glad they are both ok and safe to say tht i will always be a bmw owner... no matter what headache the car give me.. it might save a life when needed :D

jai_c 01-09-2010 09:56 AM

Wow Im glad they are ok. Smh

be em dblyu 01-09-2010 10:38 AM

yeah i think theres definitely more to the story. its just so over the top that i was like, wait, really? lol
that was one of my comments on the post to bmwblog, i dont get why the steering wheel air bag didnt open. i guess because the car didnt hit anything head on?
thats really weird but bimmers are safe cars. i know the first time i sat in mine i felt more safe than ive ever been in a car

im glad these guys are okay, i would be so traumatized

downwithbrown7 01-09-2010 10:44 AM

i would never swerve off a road for an animal. An animals life does not give me enough reason to risk my own.

mr.325i 01-09-2010 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark M (Post 11147441)
I am sure there is more to this story than we are being told.

Either way......over on e90post, the owner claims he might even sue BMW since his airbags did not deploy.

Shaking my head.....the car saved his life due to his lack of experience.....and right away he wants to sue the brand that saved his pathetic backside.

i thought the side air bags went on? i was looking at the pictures and it looks like the side air bags did go off

Custom3 01-09-2010 10:58 AM

obviously the car didnt hit the front air bag sensor....the car landed on its side and not the front and those airbags did their job...he has no case.

be em dblyu 01-09-2010 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr.325i (Post 11147596)
i thought the side air bags went on? i was looking at the pictures and it looks like the side air bags did go off

yeah the sides definitely did
the steering wheel air bag didnt
it was the first thing i noticed in one of the pictures


and i guess that does make sense, Custom3

Custom3 01-09-2010 11:19 AM

if the front air bags came out he would have been trying to sue for that also cause he got a busted noise and there was no front impact :facepalm:

he should be happy he made it out alive cause if he was driving a 20 year old BMW he probably would have been dead.



Quote:

Originally Posted by be em dblyu (Post 11147641)
yeah the sides definitely did
the steering wheel air bag didnt
it was the first thing i noticed in one of the pictures


and i guess that does make sense, Custom3


03 STEEL 01-09-2010 11:24 AM

Crazyy shzz..and dam lucky

be em dblyu 01-09-2010 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Custom3 (Post 11147674)
if the front air bags came out he would have been trying to sue for that also cause he got a busted noise and there was no front impact :facepalm:

he should be happy he made it out alive cause if he was driving a 20 year old BMW he probably would have been dead.

dude, i would be kissing the ground if i made it out alive haha
could you imagine the feeling of just.. falling? damn

remshot11 01-09-2010 11:34 AM

lucky he had a safe car! It would of been different if he was in a ford mustang

VillanovaGrad 01-09-2010 11:37 AM

i think what really happened was :

female passenger was giving the driver oral sex and the driver climaxed during the corner, jerked the steering wheel, sent the car down the cliff...

M3nthusiast 01-09-2010 11:39 AM

Thankfully hes ok! Thats a traumatic experience

be em dblyu 01-09-2010 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VillanovaGrad (Post 11147727)
i think what really happened was :

female passenger was giving the driver oral sex and the driver climaxed during the corner, jerked the steering wheel, sent the car down the cliff...

:lmao: that would have made for a better story

JaaPee 01-09-2010 11:55 AM

Damn that shows you how safe these cars are

tblue3cibm 01-09-2010 11:56 AM

i wonder what the gift was in the back seat

Custom3 01-09-2010 12:56 PM

haha...funny you mentioned this cause this actually happened in real life...but instead of a cliff the guy rammed the car in front of him and caused the chic to bite his penis off....grosssssss...true story...happened last year


Quote:

Originally Posted by VillanovaGrad (Post 11147727)
i think what really happened was :

female passenger was giving the driver oral sex and the driver climaxed during the corner, jerked the steering wheel, sent the car down the cliff...


NiagaraXI 01-09-2010 01:02 PM

Id like to see this 400 ft drop, why no pic of it just close ups for the most part.


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