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Hyundai offers Amazing Safety Features

April 8, 2009

When Hyundai was down in the dumps in the late 1980’s they decided that in order to make a come back, they had to focus on quality.  One of Hyundai’s huge quality pushes was on safety.  Over the years, Hyundai has enhanced the safety features and offers class leading safety features in all of their vehicles.  We at Key Hyundai, CT’s Hyundai dealer,  feel so strongly that it’s a selling point that we dedicate a whole section of our website to Hyundai’s safety features.  Click here to check it out:  http://www.driveworryfree.com/safety.html

We recently came across this crazy article from NBC Philadelpia highlighting in a real life example how safe Hyundais are.  Check it out:

OMG – He Walked Away from This!

It was like a scene out of a movie. A man driving on Route 31 had his car crushed by a tanker truck.

He walked away without a scratch.

Ernest Tkac made a left-hand turn on Route 31 (Pennington Road) near Crest Avenue in Hopewell Township, N.J. Tuesday afternoon.

His little car came to a screeching halt right under the mid-section of the tanker, which was carrying municipal waste, police told  The Trentonian.

“The belly of the truck was actually tall enough in the middle for the Hyundai Elantra to get under it. But the back wheels of the truck began wedging the car, and denting it, dragging it under there for perhaps 30 feet,” according to the officer.

Witnesses were amazed when Tkac, a retired engineering drafting salesman who lives in Bucks County, Pa., stepped out of his car with a big smile on his face.

“Sometimes we get lucky,” said township Police Chief George Meyer.

The officer drove the Hyundai car right out from under the truck. The tanker went on it’s merry way and the officer drove Tkac over to the local Hyundai dealership, where Ernie decided he’d just go ahead and get a new car.

“Good car,” Ernie said. “One of the best cars in the world.”

Tkac did get a traffic ticket for failing to stay to the right.

Here at Key Hyundai, CT’s Hyundai dealer, we hope you found this story about the safety features in the Hyundai Elantra as fascinating as we did.  We know that whether you are a Hyundai Hartford customer, a Hyundai Enfield customer, a Hyundai Meriden customer or anywhere in between that Hyundai’s safety is important to you.  Visit Key Hyundai of Manchester and Key Hyundai of Milford on the web at www.driveworryfree.com


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