The Safety of a Jeep Wrangler Saves a Life

Picture Courtesy of FCA Corporate Blog

It is an odd thing to have a car story that revolves around an accident, but Fiat-Chrysler featured a story on their blog that highlights a survivor’s story of a Jeep Wrangler saving someone’s live in an accident.

Safety in always a major talking point of every vehicle.  What isn’t talked about as often is how those safety features save people’s lives in real-world accidents.  Case in point is the case of Todd Garrison and his son Elijah in Cincinnati.  Todd Garrison is a Jeep fan and insisted that his son use a 2003 Jeep Wrangler.  Turns out, it was one of the best decisions he could make for his son.

“Elijah was driving to work Saturday morning [on Dec.5] when his (passenger) side tire got off the road and he over corrected.  When his driver side tire hit the grass, it struck a tree stump, causing his passenger side bumper to dig into the ground.  That flipped him over, twisting to the passenger side rear bumper and exploded the hard top.”

“His Wrangler then flipped over again over the passenger side and windshield portion of the roll cage where it went airborne.  It landed on all four tires facing the opposite direction that he was traveling in someone’s driveway.”

Even with that vicious description, the incredible thing is that Elijah emerged from the crash with only a mild concussion.  Judging from the photo included in the blog, it’s incredible to see that he was able to walk away.  As the title says, it’s unbelievable he was alright.  Something to bear in mind when shopping just how important safety is.  And that it is a good selling point for a Jeep.

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2014 Chrysler 300 Gets Five-Star Rating From National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


The 2014 Chrysler 300 has earned a reason to be excited. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rating has been given and the 300 earned top marks. The 2014 Chrysler 300 has earned a five-star overall safety rating.

This five-star rating is for the front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions of the 300. The rating is for the test results for front and side impact tests and rollover crash tests. For the front and side tests, the 300 received five stars and four stars for the rollover crash test.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had already rated the 2014 Chrysler 300, giving the sedan “good” ratings in all of their tests.

Safety is always a major concern for auto makers and the 2014 Chrysler 300 is no slacker in this department as the tests already have verified. This is thanks to each 300 being equipped with front multistage airbags that deploy with the appropriate force based on the impact. For the protection of everyone in the sedan, the 300 also is equipped with side-curtain airbags as well as a driver inflatable knee blocker. The 300 also achieves a high level of safety by coming with an available all-wheel drive system to help maintain control in nearly all conditions.

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