I laughed my beep off when I first saw the car bumper video. I brings back a lighter moment in a serious highway accident I was a first responder on. We were driving home and I had a crazy guy in a suit and tie yakking on the cellphone pass me driving kind crazy on the highway. It was a day off, I had my wife with me (a first responder at her site), and we both gasped at the site but talked about it and thought we had overreacted to it all. We both thought we were leaning to the safe side too much, he wasn't swerving bad, just driving a bit too fast for traffic (we see that alot), and a bit distracted (we see that a lot too).
Traffic suddenly started backing up, and I could see about 8 cars ahead the guy in the suit had hit the barrier when the left lane suddenly ended for the construction zone. His car was sideways across the middle and right lanes blocking traffic. We tuned on the lights, got highway patrol on the phone, got the truckers on the CB to get them slowed down and ran up there. The 'suit' was walking around pacing still talking on the phone!! He had bloodied his eyebrow but was unhurt otherwise. He car was totaled and facing backwards slightly and sideways. I rounded up three guys and said we needed to get the car clear of the lanes to get traffic moving (state law if no injuries are involved or high risk is involved). We couldn't get it moved at first so I attempted to hook up my tow rope to the front frame that was exposed, it ended up pulling the car apart very much like in that video. In the end we got about 6 guys together and pushed his car backwards off the highway using the transmission fluid on the ground to slide it. We were able to get one lane open for traffic before the cops were able to get down there. The 'suit' refused medical and hitchhiked a ride from someone who stopped at the accident. The car was towed and powder was poured on the fluid to dry it up. I don't think he even got ticketed! That lane and barrier saw about an accident a week during those months of construction it was there.