Sober Ford Mondeo driver intentionally tests airbags by crashing his car

Crashed Ford Mondeo
Crashed Ford Mondeo / presseportal.de

They worked

UPDATE: Real photos of the crashed Mondeo added.

German driver Uwe Schrager had the strange curiosity to see if the airbags of his Ford Mondeo worked.

Tested negative for alcohol or drugs, the 45-year-old man wanted "to test the airbags" of his vehicle and to accomplish this he deliberately collided with a tree. It occurred at Goslar in Lower Saxony in Central Germany and when police arrived they saw him putting the car's bumpers and other parts in the boot. His intensions were to simply drive away back home and then repair the car. He also wanted to put the airbags back into the containers.

When the police asked him what happened, the driver said: "I knew that the car was fitted with airbags but I didn't trust that they would work, so I wanted to test them." The unemployed man believed it was the insurance company's job to fix the car, even though he admitted he intentionally crashed the car.

The police confiscated his license and now he will be going through a series of psychiatric tests…

Special thanks goes to Wolfgang Schultz for sending us the tip!

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mechamynd mechamynd
Stupidity does need neither alcohol nor drugs.
May 11th, 2013 9:45am
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tbrodie tbrodie
Failed suicide? Medication malfunction? Hopefully, he'll get the assistance he needs.
May 11th, 2013 7:59am
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pzigly pzigly
If it was suicide there would be more damage to the car, this car barely bumped at a maximum of 20-30 miles an hr. That is why only the bumper cover was damaged and not the bumper support. Also if it were suicide he wouldn't have tried to clean up the mess he left by putting the bumper in the trunk. If this was a modern car, the passenger airbag wouldn't have went off.
May 11th, 2013 12:14pm
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tbrodie tbrodie
I didn't say he was good at it, or that he was all on board with it. Having a Mondeo would be enough of a reason for some people.
May 13th, 2013 1:15am
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
The best joke of the year! Ahahahahahahahah
May 10th, 2013 11:18pm
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yozunltd yozunltd
I'm sorry but the car in the photo is a Opel Vectra C.
May 10th, 2013 10:24pm
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yozunltd yozunltd
Glad it was corrected.
May 11th, 2013 1:03am
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adrian.padeanu adrian.padeanu
Thank you for pointing it out.
May 11th, 2013 10:17am
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carcrazy1234 carcrazy1234
actually its a ford contour. and you can clearly see the ford badge as well in the first picture
May 11th, 2013 7:28pm
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The Photo was corrected after yozunltd pointed it out. This was in Germany, so its a Mondeo. The Contour was a modified/restyled US-version of the Mondeo.
May 12th, 2013 4:45am
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memexe memexe
"He also wanted to put the airbags back into the containers" - LOL! You wouldn't try to do that to an "ugly" German car! :)
May 10th, 2013 9:47pm
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