Subaru WRX Cut in Half While Attempting to Overtake Snow Plow

Miraculously, Driver Escapes Unscathed.

Having an all-wheel drive system can offer additional grip and traction when driving on a slippery road. However, it is crucial to remain cautious while behind the wheel, as even with all-wheel drive, the vehicle’s ability to maintain lateral grip is limited. A recent incident in New York involving a Subaru WRX illustrates this point, as the driver lost control of the car and collided head-on with a plow truck, causing the vehicle to split in half. This serves as a reminder that having all-wheel drive does not make a driver immune to the dangers of hazardous road conditions.

The New York State Department of Transportation’s social media page, previously known as Twitter, shared a dashcam footage from a snow plow to caution drivers on the dangers of driving on a snowy road. In the video, we can see a WRX attempting to overtake a large truck, unaware that there is no space between it and the plow coming from the opposite direction. This results in a collision between the car and the plow, causing an eruption of debris. The post serves as a reminder to all motorists on the importance of being cautious while driving during inclement weather.

The footage concludes with the plow exiting the road, although images of the aftermath were released on X by Erik Ghiraduzzi (shown below). The horrifying photographs display the WRX’s back end as a mangled heap, while the front half remains intact before the B-pillar. It appears as if someone has sliced the vehicle in two with a giant blade. Miraculously, there were no reported injuries.

Having all-wheel drive in your car can provide some assistance when trying to gain traction on slippery surfaces, but it is not a solution for stopping. Regardless of whether your vehicle has front, rear, or all-wheel drive, the four brakes are ultimately responsible for bringing the vehicle to a halt, with the engine’s braking ability having only a minor impact. Therefore, it is crucial to exercise caution when driving in hazardous weather conditions.

Sources: NYS DOT via Twitter, Erik Ghirarduzzi via Twitter, via The Drive

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