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Old 08-02-2005, 06:34 PM   #1
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Just got nailed by a hit-and-run and my airbag didn't deploy

Yeah, friday night (7-29-05) i was driving home from dinner with my wife and some guy hit my car while I was sitting at a stop sign. He made a wide turn doing about 30mph and hit the front fender/driver door and proceeded to run down the side of my car to the rear quarter panel. when his giant 1970something pick up came to a stop the drunk guys looks at me(tries to look at me) and says "sorry" just before he backs up and drives off. some witnesses followed him and the police eventually arrested him. I am super bummed because my baby is sitting at the body shop and i just got her about a month and a half ago. anyway, the stupid side airbag didn't deploy. I mean he hit me with some force right in the area of the side airbag sensor. the airbag light and "!" light came on the dash. the manual says that if the light comes on that the airbag can deploy at anytime so that was freaking me out as i made her limp back home. my car is an '01and i feel like that bag should have popped out. had my window not been down i would have broken it with my head for sure. Anyone have any ideas about what might have happened? other than the airbag, she took it like a champ, barely moving and crumpling well.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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that sucks - a Police investigation and a car inspection I think is normal for such cases - you might be entitle to a law suit - by you honestly don't wanna go after Saab - go after Gm - it's their faulty parts afterall.... I'd deffinatly follow up on it and see through that something is found out.
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Old 08-02-2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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yeah, i'm not really mad at saab, however I would like to bring it to their attention or GM's attention and maybe get an apology out of it or a brand new car (kidding). Any idea on how to let them know? I would like to send a letter and some pictures, but I don't know where to send them.
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Police investigation and a car inspection I think is normal for such cases
I don't know what the hell they do in your jurisdiction... it is pretty clear-cut what happened. Guy is drunk, guy is driving, guy hits car and runs off. That's basically the extent of the police duty in this case. The police report will state that, and will be handed over to the insurance company... I believe it's the responsibility of the ins. co. to investigate further, draw theories based on the police report and the actual damage to the car, and you can always ask your actuary if there are any grounds for a lawsuit. Jerka, you'll have to leave your car to the mercy of a GM actuary as well-- they will inspect the car themselves. It could be months until you get it back, if at all, if you go that route.

Anyway Jerka- that really sucks man. Seems like everyone was okay though. I suppose that's what really matters.
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what she said and I too meant to say that I'm glad you all managed to be kept safe during all this. I was thinking Insurance co - said police - longs days really get to ya. Sounds like Jerka had the worst of the days today...
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But while we are on the subject of police, Jerka's accident report as well as the official "investigation" (which really is just Officer Schmoe showing up, smoking a butt, and filling out a form) will be crucial to determine what kind of payout you recieve from your insurance. DETAILS! ACCURACY! If you notice any discrepancy in the reports, bring it to the reporting officer's attention.

Side note, I've taken a slue of classes in report writing if you need a hand with yours.
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A while ago I hit a post on my right side and the bags didn't deploy. However my damage seems small compared to what yours was. Attached is a photo of my accident.
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Do you have any pictures of the damage jerka?
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i have been told before that for an airbag to deploy it must be a hit equivalent to 30 miles per hour.
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I will post some pics asap. i went to my parents' house (out of town) this weekend and left my camera there. I am going to go get it this weekend.
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i have been told before that for an airbag to deploy it must be a hit equivalent to 30 miles per hour.
True, I donīt know the exact speed but itīs quite high. The reason for this is that if the bags deploy at too low speeds they can seriously harm you instead of protecting you. Even if your head would have bumped the side of the windows, the damage could have been a lot worse if the bag had hit you. The bags are really a "last resort" and should only deploy when in an heavy crash. The reason for your SRS-light is surely that the sensors where damaged.

If the hit was hard, be sure to tell the peeps who do the inspection to measure the car. If itīs bent in some way, that will seriously affect the driveability but may not easily be seen without correct measurments with quality instruments.
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