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RE: MB 600 in Princess Diana wreck

Witness reports said that there were long screeching sounds, then almost
an explosion type sound.  Of course, we won't know what happened until
something is released by either the French or the bodyguard that had the
pleasure of holding the radiator.

Granted the speed limit was supposedly 30 and the driver was doing
around 100, if the car was in fact sliding, then I think the RWD would
only make thinks worse as far as recovering from the slide...but again,
who knows but a few people at most.

As far as the roof damage goes, any car would have significant damage
with an impact like that, but I guess roll cages defeat the purpose of
luxury car.  Ah well... unfortunately it's over and done with...time to
move on.



> ----------
> From: 	Kwattro@aol.com[SMTP:Kwattro@aol.com]
> Sent: 	Sunday, August 31, 1997 1:02 PM
> To: 	Mark Nelson
> Cc: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: 	Re: MB 600 in Princess Diana wreck
> In a message dated 97-08-31 13:04:19 EDT, you write:
> >Speaking of the motorcycles in the chase, I remember the media
> >speculating that the car slid out of control when the driver swerved
> to
> >miss something.  Seems to me this may have been another instance,
> where
> >a Quattro could have prevented this accident.
> >
> >
> Only one or two people really know what happened...and one of them is
> in an
> ICU.
> And to Mercedes Defense, they build way above average saftey cars.
> Force of
> impact would be e\quivilant to dropping a A8 off the Empire state
> building.
>  I doubt the A8's roof would be sound.  In any event, it is most
> likely not
> the cars fault at all.  It can't steer for you, and it can't make you
> where
> seatbelts.
> Carter J
> Kwattro@aol.com
> Carter J
> Kwattro@aol.com