Impact Survival Story – when things don’t go as planned
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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

Impact Survival Story – when things don’t go as planned

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Everything can change in a matter of moments. The following video shows the story of a stunt driver, Richard Marrero who faced a potential life changing car accident. But he was saved in the last moment, thanks to the safety engineering of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.

Richard Marrero was filming the running footage of the new 2014 CLA-Class. The Mercedes film crew wanted to finish after a long day and had only one scene before the dark. But things don’t always go according to the plan. Richard took a corner too tight and then he hit gravel on the side of the road.

“He disappears in the turn and then we don’t see him come back around. That’s when Richard rolled down the hill, but in a couple of seconds a voice came on the radio. He survived the crash”, said Matt Myles, the creative director.

Marrero miraculously walked away without any injuries.

The tow truck driver, Joe Sellers, who came to accident scene, noticed that the structure of the car wasn’t crushed at all. “All the doors opened and closed perfectly, even after the roll-over. The car saved his life. It is incredible that Richard walked away without a scratch. “

Mercedes performance in crash safety is based on the standard safety equipment which also includes a driver knee airbag. Additionally, the 2014 CLA features safety options such as Collision Prevention Assist function, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitors, lane-keeping assistance and parking sensors with parking assist.

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