Prius beats up a G Wagon - Ouch!

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Re: Prius beats up a G Wagon - Ouch!

No ncap stars for a G-Wagen but it looks like it rolled rather than had a head on collision. A Prius with its batteries has a low center of gravity, as we all know a G-Wagen is a high vehicle and looked as if in this instance it had been made higher again but it will raise roll over concerns again

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Re: Prius beats up a G Wagon - Ouch!
In the video you can see one of those cast iron waste bins next to the bus stop rolling away after being knocked over. Most likely hit the Prius then onto the bin which combined to tip it over. If the collision was at anything other than straight on the G could have started to climb over the car and be helped on its way by the bin. Equally let's face it G wagons are tall, narrow and have a relatively high centre of gravity to aid ground clearance compared to most road going cars..
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A banker, most likely, with too much money, who don't understand COG,or how the charactiistics of such a car are,  kerbed it, hit bus stop, and his pride. I was expecting a Middle eastern gentlemen to emerge from the windscreen, but alas, seems not.