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Old 06-17-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Snowy Rose
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OT... kinda sort, but there is a Mustang involved...

::delurks a bit::

So, everyone around here knows I drive a Focus, which I loving refer to as
my baby pony, since the Mustang I wanted was cost prohibitive and shall
continue to be so for a few year... especially after yesterday. So I was
driving down the road, it was raining. The light was green, the woman in
front of me was not moving, I tried to stop, but sadly, my car did not. I
rear ended a Nissan Altima going probably 20 miles an hour. She hit the car
in front of her. That driver left. No damage. The Nissan wasn't so lucky.
The back end is destroyed and the back passenger tire is on a tilt. My car?
The airbags deployed (thus smashing my windshield), driver's side seatbelt
is fubar, and the bottom grill is bent... oh yes, and some paint transfer.
Thing was, it was raining out, and lightning something awful. So when the
burst of white hit me, I thought we got hit by lightning. And the dang
powder that pops up from the airbags smells like burning something, so I
immediately thought my car was on fire and jumped out. Then I realized I
hit something. The lady was alright (oddly calm though), I was super
apologetic, the cop was nice (all I got was a moving violation... sigh...
traffic school), but AAA took forever to come get my car. If it hadn't been
raining, my mom, who came up when I called her, would have driven it back
home, but since we didn't want the glass further going, we towed it...

At least I won't be SOL for a car. Here's where the Stang comes in.
Saturday we're driving up to Tampa to pick up my mom's new 05 Wrangler. we
were going to fly, but flying would be about 200 bucks, but renting a car
would be 60. she didn't want anything to do with the economy cars since my
mother refuses to drive anything that's not a V8 save for my car and now her
new Jeep (the Wrangler is a real stretch for her... being an inline 6... my
dad spoiled her with big engines) . So we looked up rental cars, and Hertz
has a Mustang (or comparable) in the standard section. That's what we're
going to go pick up this afternoon. So I'm really hoping its the Mustang...
Funny... this Jeep was a spur of the moment thing. She just decided to get
it. It was either a Jeep or a Mustang GT. So, once again, we shall own
three cars: The Land Yacht, the Focus, and now a Jeep.

Anyway, the moral of the story is... aside from going slower in the rain....
I'll never buy a Japanese car. never never never never. Heck, if I did
that... dad would get up out of his grave and smack me around some...
Between my brother's Corvette, boat and jetskis, the Jeep, and me trashing
someone else's car, he's got to be turning.... all the men in the family,
save my bro, their blood runs ford blue. I wonder if he'd approve of an
Aston Martin.... oh, and btw, I've got pictures of the damage:
http://deadjournal.com/users/xdattax/

cheers and be careful out there,
patricia and the tankish focus.



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Old 06-17-2005, 11:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: OT... kinda sort, but there is a Mustang involved...

the air bag killing a windshield. something isn't right there. I saw the
pic, but damn.

Scott
"Snowy Rose" <pikachu14 @ mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:hpAse.6922$pa3.3802@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> ::delurks a bit::
>
> So, everyone around here knows I drive a Focus, which I loving refer to as
> my baby pony, since the Mustang I wanted was cost prohibitive and shall
> continue to be so for a few year... especially after yesterday. So I was
> driving down the road, it was raining. The light was green, the woman in
> front of me was not moving, I tried to stop, but sadly, my car did not. I
> rear ended a Nissan Altima going probably 20 miles an hour. She hit the

car
> in front of her. That driver left. No damage. The Nissan wasn't so

lucky.
> The back end is destroyed and the back passenger tire is on a tilt. My

car?
> The airbags deployed (thus smashing my windshield), driver's side seatbelt
> is fubar, and the bottom grill is bent... oh yes, and some paint transfer.
> Thing was, it was raining out, and lightning something awful. So when the
> burst of white hit me, I thought we got hit by lightning. And the dang
> powder that pops up from the airbags smells like burning something, so I
> immediately thought my car was on fire and jumped out. Then I realized I
> hit something. The lady was alright (oddly calm though), I was super
> apologetic, the cop was nice (all I got was a moving violation... sigh...
> traffic school), but AAA took forever to come get my car. If it hadn't

been
> raining, my mom, who came up when I called her, would have driven it back
> home, but since we didn't want the glass further going, we towed it...
>
> At least I won't be SOL for a car. Here's where the Stang comes in.
> Saturday we're driving up to Tampa to pick up my mom's new 05 Wrangler.

we
> were going to fly, but flying would be about 200 bucks, but renting a car
> would be 60. she didn't want anything to do with the economy cars since

my
> mother refuses to drive anything that's not a V8 save for my car and now

her
> new Jeep (the Wrangler is a real stretch for her... being an inline 6...

my
> dad spoiled her with big engines) . So we looked up rental cars, and

Hertz
> has a Mustang (or comparable) in the standard section. That's what we're
> going to go pick up this afternoon. So I'm really hoping its the

Mustang...
> Funny... this Jeep was a spur of the moment thing. She just decided to

get
> it. It was either a Jeep or a Mustang GT. So, once again, we shall own
> three cars: The Land Yacht, the Focus, and now a Jeep.
>
> Anyway, the moral of the story is... aside from going slower in the

rain....
> I'll never buy a Japanese car. never never never never. Heck, if I did
> that... dad would get up out of his grave and smack me around some...
> Between my brother's Corvette, boat and jetskis, the Jeep, and me trashing
> someone else's car, he's got to be turning.... all the men in the family,
> save my bro, their blood runs ford blue. I wonder if he'd approve of an
> Aston Martin.... oh, and btw, I've got pictures of the damage:
> http://deadjournal.com/users/xdattax/
>
> cheers and be careful out there,
> patricia and the tankish focus.
>
>
>



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Old 06-17-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: OT... kinda sort, but there is a Mustang involved...

Scott Van Nest wrote:
> the air bag killing a windshield. something isn't right there. I saw the
> pic, but damn.
>



I thought aribags were supposed to save.. not destroy? That is a lot of
force coming outta that thing for it to pop up and shatter the
windshield like that.

I have never been on the recieving end of an airbag deployment
(thankfully never will, I hope), are they supposed to have that much
force during inflation?

JC
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Old 06-17-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OT... kinda sort, but there is a Mustang involved...

It didn't hurt when it happened, I'm quite alright, but I've heard those
bags come out with anywhere from 100 to 300 miles an hour of force (if that
makes sense O_o) depending on who is talking like they're the expert.

The thing about them coming out, is it'll scare you out of your wits, this
huge white explosion, and the powder stinks... sigh.

BTW, the Altima was a total loss.


patricia

"JC" <JessieColt@hotpop.com> wrote in message
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> Scott Van Nest wrote:
> > the air bag killing a windshield. something isn't right there. I saw

the
> > pic, but damn.
> >

>
>
> I thought aribags were supposed to save.. not destroy? That is a lot of
> force coming outta that thing for it to pop up and shatter the
> windshield like that.
>
> I have never been on the recieving end of an airbag deployment
> (thankfully never will, I hope), are they supposed to have that much
> force during inflation?
>
> JC



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Old 06-17-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: OT... kinda sort, but there is a Mustang involved...

Some have enough force to cause injuries to driver/passenger. The
point of them is more to keep someone from being killed or majorly
injured than to keep people from being hurt all together. Seatbelts
have been known to cause some ugly injuries, though most are
superficial bruising.

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 13:14:01 -0400, JC <JessieColt@hotpop.com> wrote:

>Scott Van Nest wrote:
>> the air bag killing a windshield. something isn't right there. I saw the
>> pic, but damn.
>>

>
>
>I thought aribags were supposed to save.. not destroy? That is a lot of
>force coming outta that thing for it to pop up and shatter the
>windshield like that.
>
>I have never been on the recieving end of an airbag deployment
>(thankfully never will, I hope), are they supposed to have that much
>force during inflation?
>
>JC


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Old 06-17-2005, 17:01   #6 (permalink)
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>patricia and the tankish focus.
>
>

psssssssssst
pat
get rid of the focus

youll be glad ya did
$$$$$$$$$$$$
do it before the wheels fall off


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Old 06-17-2005, 22:01   #7 (permalink)
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"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
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> Some have enough force to cause injuries to driver/passenger. The
> point of them is more to keep someone from being killed or majorly
> injured than to keep people from being hurt all together. Seatbelts
> have been known to cause some ugly injuries, though most are
> superficial bruising.


Yes, I was lucky I didn't slam into the airbag or else my glasses would have
been smashed into my face. Sometimes I wonder if side airbags would be
better instead of front ones... As for seatbelt bruising, that happened to
a girl friend of mine, a car t-boned her camry, and her and another friend
were black and blue for a month.

patricia


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Old 06-17-2005, 23:01   #8 (permalink)
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Yep. Hit that airbag and your glasses would become extended wear
contact lenses. Side bags and front bags serve two different purposes.
Front keeps you from impacting and impaling on the steering wheel, or
dash. Side keeps your heads from snapping against the side glass or
door frame as the car and the strapped in portion of your body is
propelled in the opposite direction. Just as the headrest is there to
keep tour head from winding up in the back seat if you get hit from
behind.

With the improvements in protection, they are moving toward the sort
of capsule used in drag boats.


On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 04:27:56 GMT, "Snowy Rose" <pikachu14 @
mindspring.com> wrote:

>
>
>
>"Spike" <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote in message
>news:bgk6b11779u2csl5msjg35f4ve2c9lb876@4ax.com...
>> Some have enough force to cause injuries to driver/passenger. The
>> point of them is more to keep someone from being killed or majorly
>> injured than to keep people from being hurt all together. Seatbelts
>> have been known to cause some ugly injuries, though most are
>> superficial bruising.

>
>Yes, I was lucky I didn't slam into the airbag or else my glasses would have
>been smashed into my face. Sometimes I wonder if side airbags would be
>better instead of front ones... As for seatbelt bruising, that happened to
>a girl friend of mine, a car t-boned her camry, and her and another friend
>were black and blue for a month.
>
>patricia
>


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