Originally Posted by zerep1
i really do not see how this accident is relevant to real world conditions
It is very relevant. The biggest increase in crashes in the US are clipping or "slight overlap". Most are related to driver distraction. Lane departure warning, cars that self-brake, etc are all designed to save your rear. The IIHS creates tests that best exploit weaknesses in design that are directly related to the $$$$ they're paying out in injury and collision claims.
The volvo S60 aced the test because of this: