Wrecked BMW i8
Recently, a BMW i8 in Crystal White Pearl was involved in a serious crash on the German Autobahn. The accident took place on A72 highway between Chemnitz and Stollberg, as another driver unexpectedly came from the right lane to overtake a third vehicle.
The driver of the BMW i8 could not brake in time and crashed into the rear of the Audi A3, which then spun in the opposite guardrail.
As clearly shown in our photos, the BMW i8 has considerable damage and it is likely to be totaled. The front of the car is more reminiscent of a debris field than a sports car, and the Gullwing doors show several battle scars from contact with the guardrail. Airbags were deployed as well.
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In the accident, one person was slightly injured in the back seat of the BMW i8; the driver and the occupants of the other vehicle were uninjured.
The BMW i8 has a complex security system, designed to make the aid after a crash as safe as possible. Just like the i3, all electric lines are switched off within seconds and the car unloads the complete high-voltage battery when the airbag sensor goes off.