Don't Cause This

Shear Tearing

What is this?

This is shear tearing in roadside guardrail. Caused by a high-speed impact. For more detail, please go to my flickr set where you can learn all about guardrail impalement*

*No persons were impaled here. The term refers to when a guardrail bends and impales the vehicle

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3 Responses to Don't Cause This

  1. Annie says:

    Bad day gone worse for the driver? He/she already had a flat (as noted by the spare on the rear driver’s-side wheel) at some point earlier.

  2. Bill says:

    That’s not a spare. It’s a normal tire after the plastic hubcap popped off. It was lying next to the car, although I don’t see it in any of my images.

  3. Annie says:

    O.k., on closer inspection, I see that they are hubcaps and not alloy rims. Guess it’s just been forever since I drove a car that ha hubcaps.

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