Most people realize that Volvo is relentless in providing safe vehicles. One of our clients, the Simingtons experienced Volvo safety firsthand this year.
It was a cold January day when Mary Simington’s 2002 Volvo XC70 met its early demise. Mary was driving her usual route as she recalls: “I was heading home from work. Road conditions were not ideal and in some spots a little icy. Heading north on route 11 a driver in a SUV heading south lost control of the vehicle and crossed over two lanes of traffic.”
Mary’s XC70 hit the SUV broadside, resulting in the images you see here. Because Volvo designs their vehicles to re-distribute force, the brunt of the accident was taken out on the car and not the driver. The force of the accident put the SUV into a ditch and Mary’s car facing the other direction of the road.
Emergency responders were quick to point out, in their opinion that the only reason she survived the accident was because she was driving a Volvo. Once the vehicle was deemed a total loss the Simingtons went to find their next vehicle. Needles to say, the Simingtons are now the proud owners of a new 2013 Volvo XC70 from Lehman Volvo.