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  • Ben Staad
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    That is essentially what happened to my wife over 20 years ago however the outcome was not as good. She got to ride in a helicopter and has had issues ever since. Glad your friend was okay.

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Had a friend several years ago get rear ended while he was at read light. The car that hot him never even braked. Airbags deployed and he was sore but no real harm done. The loaner car they gave him was a Camry. I happened to own a Camry at the time. His first day leaving work with the loaner he tossed his laptop on the passenger seat. A light on the dash said "Passenger Airbag Off". He panicked and called me since he had just been saved serious injury from airbags. The airbag detonator did burn the sleeve on his jacket but he was very glad he had airbags in that accident.

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  • Ben Staad
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    No it doesn't. Purchase prices don't reflect it but it seems cars are more and more disposable these days. The insurance company wants nothing to do with fixing the car and they are much more interested in a cash offer.

    We have asked for them to send out an adjuster, which they didn't want to do, before we make a decision.

    The officer that came out to the scene said most insurances consider a car "totaled" once the airbags are deployed...Sounded odd to me however the insurance agent basically said the same thing.

    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post

    Doesn't take much to total a car these days. Wow! Glad everyone is ok as well. Bright side, you win a new car! I'd spring for the Camaro ZL1

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  • RonClinton
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    Very sorry to hear of the accident, but glad to hear only the car was hurt!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you. Seat-belts on and airbags deployed. First time I've experienced side air-bags.
    Had a friend several years ago get rear ended while he was at read light. The car that hot him never even braked. Airbags deployed and he was sore but no real harm done. The loaner car they gave him was a Camry. I happened to own a Camry at the time. His first day leaving work with the loaner he tossed his laptop on the passenger seat. A light on the dash said "Passenger Airbag Off". He panicked and called me since he had just been saved serious injury from airbags. The airbag detonator did burn the sleeve on his jacket but he was very glad he had airbags in that accident.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thank you. Seat-belts on and airbags deployed. First time I've experienced side air-bags.
    Doesn't take much to total a car these days. Wow! Glad everyone is ok as well. Bright side, you win a new car! I'd spring for the Camaro ZL1

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