Brian’s Accident

So this past Friday, December 9th, my roommate Brian was driving home in his 2002 Jaguar X-Type. He was in the left lane doing about 50 in a 45 zone, when an older-model Honda Accord passed him on the right at a high rate of speed, cut him off, nearly clipping him. He tried to veer to the left to get out of the way of the Honda, and in doing so he hit the median curb, went up the embankment, hit a tree, rolled the car, sideswiped a truck and came to rest in oncoming traffic.

He walked away from the accident with a bruised nose, a few cuts on his left arm, and a sore elbow; otherwise, he’s fine. Doctors checked him out and they just cleaned and dressed the wounds.

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

Brian’s car after the accident

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

Brian’s car after the accident

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

Notice the imprint on the car’s trunk …

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

… matches this tree trunk?

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

Interior of the car

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

The accident basically took off the front of the car

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

The accident basically took off the front of the car

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

Passenger side

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

Passenger side

Brian's Jaguar X-type Accident

The driver’s front wheel where the accident happened. This was probably 50 feet from where the car finally rested.

As you can see, he’s pretty lucky to be alive, let alone escaping with just minor injuries.

9 Comments

  1. Sammy =D

    Wednesday, December 14th, 2005 at 11:35 pm

    GOOD LORD!!!

  2. JoeBruin88

    Thursday, December 15th, 2005 at 5:48 am

    Scary. Regards to Brian. What happened to the Honda? Did they drive off like a hit and run?

  3. John Crean

    Friday, December 16th, 2005 at 2:04 am

    The Honda did just take off and never even stopped. He never made contact with Brian's car, so it technically was not a hit-and-run.

  4. Dad Crean

    Sunday, December 18th, 2005 at 12:00 am

    Many of us after viewing your pics repeatedly conclude that the safety design of that car really works. If Brian had been driving a '50s or '60s vintage model I don't think he would have just walked away. The car tore apart but the passenger's compartment stayed pretty much intact.

  5. John Crean

    Saturday, December 24th, 2005 at 2:47 pm

    He is very lucky to be alive considering the extent of the crash. I feel that had he been in 10 years or older he would not have been so lucky.

  6. Greg

    Thursday, April 05th, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    I like the jaguars and the saftey ratings are really good and he had a good survival rate. did the jag get totaled or was it fixed?

  7. Kai

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 at 12:50 am

    Hi , So sorry that accident happened to brian but glad brian is alright.I hope he is getting better emotionally. I had a friend who been crash by a drunk driver and that accident still in her mind and she kind of has the emotional problem. I am a media student, and our project in university offer us to do a short video related to security and we have decided to do a short video about car driver, I seen your picture and I am sincerely ask for your permission for us to use your photo (the photo you upload for your accident) for our assignment? That wil be really helpful if you be able to give us the right to use your photo. we are student from RMIT university. Sincere, Kai angelkai@yahoo.com

  8. Mike

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I'm surprised that the wheel shattered like that at 50 MPH. I had a similar accident in a Lexus IS 300 around 70 MPH and the wheels stayed intact... the driveshaft was cracked in two though.

  9. John Crean

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 10:05 am

    Well the wheel shattered because he was actually traveling southbound, swerved to miss a car, and that particular wheel slammed into the median. The wheel was sheered off and he went up the median and flipped and landed in northbound traffic. So it wasn't the crash itself that shattered the wheel, it was the shattered wheel that caused the crash.