Amazing g-force survival

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Amazing g-force survival

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In a crash at Silverstone in 1977, David Prley wa subjected to the highest G-force that a man has been known to survive. His LEC F1 car decelerated from 108mph to zero in just over half a metre. That works out to a g-force of179g :yikes:
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Thanks for the vid. what an amazing suvival. Did you know about him?
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Nope I can not say his name jumped out at me.
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OOOh he was the one that tried to save Williamson so we have all seen him in photos I would imagine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Purley

http://www.asag.sk/bio/purley.htm
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29 fractures and heart 6 stopped times.That must be just about as close to death as you can get. :eek: To make such a good recovery aswell is beyond belief.Although Martin Donnerly was also lucky I remember
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They reckon Kenny Bräck's crash was 200g
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how about martin donnelly spain 1990
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GLOW THE BR@KES wrote:Image
how about martin donnelly spain 1990


I believe he was 'only' 100G.
Kenny Brack was 214.

But yeah, those are some amazing things and show how amazing the human body can be sometimes.
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Those scenes of Purley trying to save Williamson's life are awful :(
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inredible to know....
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LewEngBridewell wrote:Those scenes of Purley trying to save Williamson's life are awful :(

Yes they were very moving indeed, I could feel his desperation. Images such as those I do not care to ever watch again although they will live within me until my demise.
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Wow never knew about the Purley crash, that is scary but amazing at the same time....sometimes makes you wonder in fate.