The impact between the two vehicles threw Fenty out of his vehicle and onto the highway. As a result, he was the more significantly injured of the two parties. His car came to a stop further up the road, a good distance from the wreckage of the Impala.
A retired U.S. Air Force ambulance driver, Tom Bond, was several cars back when the accident took place. He said, “[it was] the craziest thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen many accidents…it was just unbelievable.” Instinctively, Bond got out his phone and took a film of the crash site.
The impact of the crash had a shocking effect on the Impala. It ripped the entire car in half, from the front seats backward. The force of the crash left one half of the vehicle propped vertically on the embankment.