Hit by Big Rig, Ford F-150 Rebounds like a Champ!

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Ford F-150

You would think that this much weight would have crushed this Ford F-150 like a tin can. But that sure wasn’t the case!

Much ado has been made about Ford’s decision to switch to aluminum bodies years ago. But so far, we’ve seen zero credible evidence that this was a mistake by any means. At the end of the day, all that matters is whether or not the vehicle you drive is capable of keeping you safe in the event of an accident. And if you’re looking for proof of that in regards to the new Ford F-150, look no further than this crazy wreck that happened at Tom’s Ford in Keyport, New Jersey recently.

According to the dealership’s Facebook page, a tractor trailer landed on its side, on top of a brand new Ford F-150 after it was cut off by a minivan. The truck driver attempted to swerve out of the way, but clipped the van and careened into the dealership’s lot. Not a good thing for the poor Ford F-150 and the other trucks in its path. But certainly better than running into the van, which was reportedly carrying two children.

Regardless, this incident serves as an amazing example of how tough Ford’s new pickups really are. The black truck seen in these dealership photos bore the brunt of the 40,000 pound big rig’s impact like a champ. Despite having all that weight on it, the F-150’s roof incredibly retained complete rigidity. If the truck had been carrying a driver and/or passengers, they would have likely walked away with little to no injuries.

Thankfully, the big rig driver and van occupants escaped with only minor injuries themselves. Obviously, the Ford F-150 is a write off. But it’s nice to know that it’s capable of standing up to even the hairiest of accidents!

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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