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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello all,

Here's the data I have -

Initial Elevation : 0 feet

Final elevation: -25 feet

Distance from roadway: 55 feet

Assuming the tree that was hit didn't lessen the velocity, and the vehicle didn't bounce, what would the velocity have been at the time the vehicle left the roadway at initial elevation?

How would I calculate the velocity? This is not a homework problem. I've got the totaled car to prove it. (Nobody was hurt) The rear-engine layout caused the vehicle to spin and the car went off rear-first.

Here's the data I have -

Initial Elevation : 0 feet

Final elevation: -25 feet

Distance from roadway: 55 feet

Assuming the tree that was hit didn't lessen the velocity, and the vehicle didn't bounce, what would the velocity have been at the time the vehicle left the roadway at initial elevation?

How would I calculate the velocity? This is not a homework problem. I've got the totaled car to prove it. (Nobody was hurt) The rear-engine layout caused the vehicle to spin and the car went off rear-first.