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Staten Island, New York
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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