Chevy Volt Owner Only Gets Minor Bruises After Being Hit By a Truck
Two days ago, on May 10, I saw this picture of a crashed Chevy Volt on Chevrolet Volt's official Facbook public page, shared by Karl Blinkinsop.
He shared his picture and wrote this comment. "The Chevy Volt is no match for the Mack truck that rear ended me Wednesday during standstill traffic on the interstate but I do think its cleaver designed saved my life. RIP my 2012 Chevy Volt, can't wait to get a new one."
Then Karl wrote that he is "OK, just bruised ribs, no one else was in the Volt."
While the safety of EVs and Hybrids is being often questioned, this is not the first time that a Volt driver is hurt only minimally after a crash. In October of 2013 there was a report, where a young woman in Chevy Volt only minimally hurt after a drunk driver smashed and rolled her car. No wonder the Volt was a 2012 IHHS Safety Pick and the recipient of a five star vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, if you remember in a 2012 ad campaign, in which GM aimed to set the record straight about Volt's safety and battery concerns, Chevy mentions that the Volt’s battery was tested for 395,000 hours before being made available to the public.
I have contacted Karl Blinkinsop for more details through his Facebook page, but have not received a reply yet. Once more information is available I will update this page.
If you are a Volt driver would you like to share your experience regarding Volt's safety?