The internet is freaking out over road-safety sculpture, Graham

Poor Graham

Road safety sculpture graham
Road safety sculpture graham
(Image credit: Rex)

Poor Graham

Meet Graham. He was created as part of a campaign about road safety. And yeah, as you may have noticed, Graham is not your average person. Whilst he does look vaguely familiar, it’s not likely you’ve seen Graham down the pub.

Graham is actually a sculpture created by a world-renowned artist in collaboration with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Australia, and was put on display at the State Library of Victoria, to help us ‘understand why we need to improve every aspect of our roads system to protect ourselves from our own mistakes’.

Put simply, the interactive figure depicts what the human body would need to look like if it was to survive a catastrophic car crash.

Which, we think you’ll agree, is a powerful, if not bizarre image. Twitter thought so too, and returned the profundity ten fold.

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