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Impact: Real Drivers. Life-Changing Stories.

Explore unscripted accounts of survival and newfound perspective

Maureen Lampo

Staten Island, New York

“The impact was so bad that her jeans were full of glass, but the only mark on her was a tiny red line left by the seat belt.”

When my daughter was a new driver, she was coming to a stop at a light in my CLK, having just missed the left-turn arrow. The truck behind her honked loudly, causing her to make the turn. From around the bend came an oncoming car traveling about 80 mph — it hit the CLK on the passenger side and sent it into a spin that stopped just one foot from a metal utility pole.

The impact tore off the entire front end of the other car. To this day, I have never seen anything like it: there was nothing left in front of the windshield. The driver was injured and was immediately taken to the hospital. When I arrived at the scene, my daughter was STANDING there waiting for me. I could not believe it — she was fine. The impact was so bad that her jeans were full of glass, but the only mark on her was a tiny red line left by the seat belt. People and family members at the scene just keep repeating, “Thank God she was in a Mercedes.”

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