Of course, that's a fixed concrete pillar, versus a tree of unknown size and flexibility/recoil. An interesting mystery for us sleuths...wmquan said:I'm not a forensic expert, but if you compare these photos to the shots of the MDX's IIHS crash test, you'll notice that the 40mph offset frontal crash test produced a lot more front-end compression. The test was offset but I'd think even a full-frontal impact would produce significant compression (which of course is what the vehicle is designed to do -- sacrifice the front end to absorb the energy and preserve the occupants behind it).
Thanks, knowing that the tree was in the road makes the damage make a lot more sense.RGWomack said:I'll try to get the details tomorrow, from what understood (second hand) the tree just fell right in front of him and he hit it across the front. The other damage to the top and rear would be by the limbs. I may have told you more than I know so I'll get the details and report back.
No, it's not a concrete pillar. It is in fact a <b>deformable</b> aluminum honeycomb barrier which is designed to simulate the impact from another vehicle of approximately equal weight.ablank said:
Of course, that's a fixed concrete pillar, versus a tree of unknown size and flexibility/recoil. An interesting mystery for us sleuths...