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Old August 30th, 2009, 21:03   #75
tdiatlast
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Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Re: airbags.
My sister-in-law rolled her Beetle (2001?) down an embankment, onto what I believe is called "rip-rap", the large rocks used stabilize the areas around raised highways. She ended up upside down, hanging from her seat-belt. Managed to reach her purse/cell phone with her foot, phoned my brother to tell her where she was.
Took more than 45 minutes to find the car, as my brother and the EM personnel drove several times past where she left the highway...there was no indication where she had left the road.

Every bag deployed. The car was totaled. She walked away, after they got her out of the car.

Their comment? The Beetle is the safest car on the road.

Not sure how a Jetta would have done, but the "total body impact pillow" concept is comforting!
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