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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on August 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Picture of the Day: 5 University Students Die In Crash

Five Chungnam National University students were killed and five others injured yesterday after their van overturned in Muju, North Jeolla. Police have yet to determine the cause of the accident.

Via the Joong Ang Ilbo.

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  • Orbit
    7:18 pm on August 8th, 2011 1

    So there were 10 people in the van?

  • Teadrinker
    7:22 am on August 9th, 2011 2

    Always buckle up.

  • kangaji
    9:00 am on August 9th, 2011 3

    sounds like sleep deprivation or alcohol after an MT

  • JoeC
    11:25 am on August 9th, 2011 4

    #2

    From the wreckage of that van, I don’t think seat belts would have helped.

  • Teadrinker
    4:05 pm on August 9th, 2011 5

    #4,

    Actually, from the wreckage you can tell they would. The roof is barely crushed. Wearing seat belts would have prevented the passengers from being thrown out of the vehicle, which is what I think happened. People don’t realize that many deaths are caused not by the collision but by the impact of hitting the ground after having been thrown 100 feet out of the vehicle (this used to be particularly common in passengers of Ford minivans because the hatches were made of fiberglass. In a collision, the rear door would snap off at its hinges, allowing passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts to be thrown out as the vehicle spun).

  • Teadrinker
    4:12 pm on August 9th, 2011 6

    …People would rather not think it’s a possibility. But, the physics are quite simple. A body in motion wants to remain in motion.

  • hardyandtiny
    4:35 pm on August 9th, 2011 7

    holy sheet

 

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