I ahve no doubts that the 300E is a safe car. It is (to a certain degree) designed to crumple, in order to protect the passengers. What is it with Dodge Rams lately, Ben300SD recently was hit as well.
My best wishes to you and your wife.
"Damn the torpedos, four bells full speed ahead"
-1987 300E Smoke Silver
-1997 S320 Black on Black
-Soon To be E55 AMG
-27 foot Grady White Offshore Sportfish.