German pile-up crash test is scariest ever

Tom Webster

Crash test videos normally send a bit of a shiver down our spines, but they are reassuring more than anything these days as they show just how far car safety has come in recent times.

This is compounded when you see a test done to modern standards on an older vehicle and realise how much worse it could be. Like this carefully staged pile-up involving a lorry, a Mitsubishi Lancer estate and a 1990s Renault Megane.