Originally Posted by BMWI6
Is it me or do the roof pillars on the new BMW's seem weaker than in previous generations? I saw another 5 series accident where the roof caved in, this never happened in BMW's before. Im not saying whether this was a survivable accident or not, they just look weaker for whatever reason. You can even see it on the new crash test videos.
I am almost certain they cut the roof off. They do this as a procedure to get to the victim out easier with less possible damage to the body while removing him or her from the car. For example, someone had a neck injury it would be easier to safely remove that person from the car with more angles than just the door.