Old Iron Saved a Life

From Lee

This is/was my friend Dave's 1967 Buick Wildcat Custom. It had only 42,000 original miles!

Dave was coming back from a car show on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, in the Chicago area, when a Dodge Intrepid with 5 teenagers slid into him, sideways, at about 100mph! The teenagers were drunk and had open beers in their car, the 19 year old driver's blood alcohol was 0.258%. This happened at 11:40 a.m. Unfortunately, 3 of the teenagers died. Dave had 4 teeth knocked out, facial lacerations requiring stitches, laceration to his left arm from the blinker lever that required stitches, a badly bruised ankle, a perfect imprint of his steering wheel bruised into his chest, and spent a few days in the hospital for observation.

Dave was wearing his factory lap belt. He feels that if his '67 had been a '68 with the shoulder strap, he would have had even less injury. But in all, he credits the huge hunk of heavy Buick for saving his life.

For more complete coverage go to Old Iron Saves a Life on Michael Minery's website.