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Saab 9-5 Driver Survives Horrific Crash – Credits Solid Construction for Saving His Life

Saab's Solid Construction Proven: Passenger End Shattered, but Cabin Intact After Horrific Crash

Saab cars are renowned for their safety features, and this has been proven time and again in real-world situations. One such incident occurred recently when a Saab 9-5 driver, Nikolas Lesandrini, was involved in a traffic incident that could have had fatal consequences. Mr. Lesandrini credits the solid construction of his Saab for saving his life, and this incident serves as yet another example of how safe Saab cars are in dangerous situations.

Drama on the Highway: A Close Call with an 18-Wheeler

According to Mr. Lesandrini’s account of the incident, he was driving along in the second lane of a four-lane road behind an 18-wheeler. He decided to overtake the truck when the driver in the passing lane refused to let him pass and sped up. This caused Mr. Lesandrini to swerve back into the second lane, where he was rear-ended by the driver and thrown underneath the truck. Miraculously, Mr. Lesandrini emerged from the incident unscathed, thanks to the safety features of his Saab.

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The Saab That Saved a Life: Consequences Could Have Been Fatal in Horrific Crash
The Saab That Saved a Life: Consequences Could Have Been Fatal in Horrific Crash

The Unwavering Commitment to Safety: Saab’s Legacy of Protection

The solid construction of Saab cars is a key factor in their safety. Saab engineers have always placed a premium on safety, and this has resulted in the development of cars that are built to withstand impact and protect their occupants. The Saab 9-5, in particular, is known for its strong body structure, which is reinforced with high-strength steel and designed to distribute impact forces evenly throughout the car. This, in turn, minimizes the risk of injury to the occupants in the event of a collision.

Mr. Lesandrini’s experience is not unique. Saab owners around the world have shared their stories of how their cars have protected them in accidents. On the Saab Planet blog, there is a section dedicated to Saab safety, where owners can share their experiences and discuss the safety features of their cars. One owner, who was involved in a serious accident, described how his Saab’s crumple zones absorbed the impact of the collision, preventing him from sustaining serious injury.

The Consequences of the Crash Could Have Been Fatal, but Saab's Safety Features Prevailed"
The Consequences of the Crash Could Have Been Fatal, but Saab’s Safety Features Prevailed” – Saab’s Safety Reputation Prevails: Owner of Destroyed Saab Plans to Purchase New One Soon

Another owner shared how his Saab’s stability control system helped him avoid a potentially deadly collision. The system automatically applies the brakes to individual wheels to prevent the car from skidding or spinning out of control. In this case, the owner was driving on a wet and slippery road when he suddenly lost control of the car. The stability control system kicked in and prevented the car from spinning out, allowing the owner to regain control and avoid a collision.

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Saab cars are also equipped with a range of active and passive safety features. Active safety features include things like anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control, which help drivers maintain control of their cars in hazardous conditions. Passive safety features, on the other hand, are designed to protect occupants in the event of a collision. These include airbags, seat belts, and head restraints, all of which are standard on Saab cars.

Saab's Right Flank Suffers Major Damage in Horrific Crash, but Driver Walks Away Uninjured
Saab’s Right Flank Suffers Major Damage in Horrific Crash, but Driver Walks Away Uninjured

Saab’s commitment to safety has earned the company numerous awards over the years. The Saab 9-5, for example, was awarded a 5-star rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), which is one of the most rigorous safety tests in the world. The Saab 9-3, another popular model, has also earned top safety ratings from various safety organizations around the world.

The Importance of Safety in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents, especially those involving semi-trucks, pose significant risks due to the sheer size and weight disparity between the truck and other vehicles. The incident involving Nikolas Lesandrini’s Saab 9-5 is a reminder of these dangers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thousands of fatalities occur each year in the United States due to collisions with large trucks.

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Truck Accidents in Urban Areas

Urban centers are particularly prone to such accidents due to higher traffic density. For instance, in Indianapolis, truck accidents have been a concern, with numerous incidents reported annually. For those who find themselves involved in such unfortunate events, legal assistance can be crucial. If you’re pursuing a semi-truck accident claim in Indianapolis, it’s important to consult with experienced legal professionals to understand your rights and navigate the complexities of the case.


In conclusion, the recent traffic incident involving Nikolas Lesandrini and his Saab 9-5 serves as yet another testament to the safety features of Saab cars. The solid construction of Saab cars, combined with a range of active and passive safety features, make them some of the safest cars on the road. Saab owners around the world have shared their stories of how their cars have protected them in accidents, and the company’s commitment to safety.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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