Friday explains over breakfast to a reporter what happens in a head-on collision in 1967 (no seat belts or air bags, as they didn't exist or were not required at the time). A person dies in the 7/10th of a second. The reporter doesn't even start his breakfast before having to leave.
Date: Thursday, June 26
Working: Day watch, Felony Follow-up Section, Accident Investigation Division.
Boss: Captain (Tom) Janes
According to Sgt. Friday during the opening, the maximum speed limit is 65 MPH, there are 3.5 million cars in Los Angeles, over 132 miles of freeway, on an average day there are 161 accidents, and 37 people die every month.
Friday: It doesn't take long to die.