Chevrolet Volt Vs Transport Truck: Volt Driver Walks – Photos
So imagine making a left hand turn in your Chevrolet Volt. Now imagine a 14 wheeler isn’t paying too close attention and you get T-boned.
One expects to most likely be dead, or seriously injured shortly thereafter.
Not so with Nathan Hill, who reported that exact accident (and walking away mostly unharmed), to the Chevrolet Volt Owners Facebook group this weekend. We’ll let Nathan’s words speak for themselves:
“T-Boned by a 38,000lb 14 wheeler, and walked away; Chevy Volt for life.
I was heading east while a truck was following a ways behind me, I slowed to start a left hand turn with my turn signal on, I had to yield to oncoming traffic and was almost to a stop, but the truck behind me didn’t slow down, I started to turn, the truck finally noticed me and jerked the wheel, TBoning the drivers side door, all I saw was bumper and glass coming in at me.
It’s amazing that I walked away, I got out spitting glass out of my mouth, and shook a large amount of glass from my shoes. This could have easily left my wife a widow, and 6 kids without a father, all because someone was driving distracted.”
The Clinton Daily Democrat reported the accident as follows:
WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN
Two persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Aug. 13 in Pettis County on Highway 52 at Highway 127.
Nathan Hill, 32, Leeton, wearing a seat belt, eastbound in a 2012 Chevrolet, was yielding to oncoming traffic while attempting to make a left hand turn. Subsequently, a Mack Concrete Pumper Truck eastbound by Troy D. White, 46, Russellville, wearing a seat belt, struck the Hill vehicle in the driver side door.
Nathan Hill experienced minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. His vehicle had extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Golden Valley Towing. He had driver insurance through Progressive.
Troy D. White experienced minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. His vehicle had extensive damage and was removed from the scene by Don’s Towing. It was unknown at the time of this accident report whether Troy D. White had driver insurance.
Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal R.S. Smith investigated the accident and was assisted by Corporal J.D. Owens and Trooper A.M. Jeffreys.
Hat tip to Cody O!