Subaru WRX crashes and launches drivetrain into nearby driveway

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Words: Nile Bijoux   |   Photos Allan Keith via Facebook
23 Apr 2019

​Subaru WRXs are sturdy things, as one would expect from the World Rally part of the WRX badge. However, even rally-bred machines aren't immune to high-speed collisions with stationary objects, as this American example proves.

It’s hard to tell how hard the Subaru hit the parked car but it must have made one hell of a bang. The results of the collision were posted to Facebook by user Allan Keith who said the speed limit in his neighbourhood is 30mph (48km/h). Needless to say, the Subaru was going quite a bit faster than that.

Keith updated his post later to say that the driver, despite being ejected from the vehicle due to not wearing a seatbelt, only suffered “a severe concussion, broken ribs, and a broken hip.” Lucky indeed.

As for the WRX, unsurprisingly, there’s no chance of recovery. Hopefully, going forward, the driver keeps their high-speed hijinks to the racetrack. Next time may well have a different outcome.

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