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So, I went on a bus trip with a high school team during October. We left after the tournament on Saturday evening and travelled overnight...got in about 5 in the morning. I am not a very good sleeper on a bus/plane etc but tried. I had to make another 8 hour trip the next day with my brother in law and thought I would be okay. He was ready to go so off we went about 6AM. First 5 hours were fine, then we went through a mountain pass and he was dozing off...and I began to feel a little tired. Well, guess I fell asleep, and we did not make a turn so the car went off the road, down a 25ft hill, flipped over and came to rest upside down. I awoke with somebody at the door trying to get me out as I was hanging from my seatbelt..as was my brother in law. I managed to slither out the door and the ambulance came and took me and my brother in law to a hospital about 30 miles away. Unfortunately, my brother in law had some broken vertebrae in the neck and spent 3 months in the hospital. I was lucky and had only 38 stitches to help put my ear and ear lobe, in place. The police came to the hospital and were amazed at how I was doing. They told me I was very lucky to be in a Volvo as most cars would have crumpled. He said he and his wife were thinking about a Volvo...and now they were definitely going to get one!
 

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Glad you are around to tell the story. Having gone through a rollover myself back in college during the rain on a windy mountain road, I know there can be an emotional toll as well. Didn't have a Volvo then, it was a Triumph, but glad to be driving one now. Changed my priorities in life and cars.
 

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Wow... Glad to read another story where a Volvo did its job! Also brings me comfort knowing my soon-to-be-wife is driving an 850.
 

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Wow I am glad to hear that your able to at least tell the story after that happening. Hearing all these stories about Volvo makes me want to go get one right now. They just seem like the safest car outo there.
 

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They just seem like the safest car outo there.
That is a fact. Any car can squeeze by with a 5 star safety rating, but Volvos surpass that mark easily.
 

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Wow. I just bought my first (used) Volvo. That was very, very serious. I am glad you made it through okay overall. I am really glad I bought a Volvo, too. Please buy yourself another Volvo.
 
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