This one-owner car has less than 8,000 miles on it and is available only because of the owner's decision to get a car with two sides. For those only interested in the right, this is the perfect vehicle.
My wife was driving down a rural highway when a dump truck driver decided that it was time to try to cross the road. He had stopped at the sign and apparently was too busy to look to see if there was any cross traffic. He pulled into the intersection when she was too close to stop. The dump truck was sufficiently into the intersection that her only alternative was to try to avoid him by going around the front of the truck. She almost made it. There was a police officer in the vehicle behind her who commented that, not only did she do everything possible to avoid the accident, but she did it well.
Although she was transported to the hospital, there were no broken bones or serious cuts. She has a good seat belt bruise which ought to be an item of personal pride and survival.
Notice the condition of the van which performed exactly as designed in absorbing the force of the crash. The passenger compartment held up remarkably well considering the impact and exterior damage. Side airbags gave substantial protection from the impact and some of the glass fragments.
The dog was in the back of the van, crated on the side that was hit. The two pics below are the same part of the van, inside and out. The crate was indented 4-6 inches, but he was well protected and has no apparent injuries. If he had been loose, there's a good chance that he would have been seriously injured or died, either from impact, or from being ejected, or just fleeing into traffic from panic.
This van will be replaced with one almost exactly like it. While the safety features designed into these vehicles are commendable, they can easily be negated by failing to use your seat belt. As for the dog, he will never be in a moving vehicle outside his crate.