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Grammy-Winner Jewel Survives a Crash, Credits the Cadillac SRX

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author photo by Autotrader March 2011

A new Cadillac SRX might not save your soul, but it could possibly save your life.

Popular singer Jewel says her Cadillac SRX saved her and her unborn son's life when the car collided with a volunteer firetruck on Friday. Jewel was taken to a hospital where tests determined that both she and her baby are doing fine.

According to an article in the local Stephenville Empire Tribune, the truck was responding to a brush fire and had its lights and sirens activated when the collision occurred.

Jewel tweeted later that she is "Real sore and banged up-but so glad to be walking around." She also said that she intends to buy another SRX to replace the one that was damaged.

A solid choice for the safety minded, the SRX has gotten top marks in all safety categories from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning the title of 'Top Safety Pick' for 2011. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was equally impressed with the car, giving it five out of five stars for all tests except for front passenger safety and rollover protection, where the car earned a still respectable four out of five stars.

The Caddy comes with standard airbags, stability control, traction control and an automatic OnStar system that has an operator call 911 for help if the driver is involved in a serious accident. Although, it's hard to imagine getting a faster emergency response time than you would after colliding with an emergency vehicle.

Jewel has been nominated for four Grammies, and has sold more than 27 million albums worldwide. Since her break out in 1995, she has released nine albums. Her most recent record, Sweet and Wild, came out in June of last year.

Jewel is married to rodeo star Ty Murray who earned the nickname 'King of Cowboys' after becoming the winningest person in the sport with seven world championships to his name.

The couple is expecting the child, their first, sometime later this year.

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