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Old 11-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Rode Out My First Airbag, 2SS Camaro TOTALED!!

It's been a difficult 2 weeks overcoming multiple injuries but the excellent safety systems in my 2010 Camaro 2SS very likely saved mine and my wife's lives in an outrageous auto accident. A tourist from Mass coming to a Poconos resort was clearly unaware of our dark & windy rural roads. She took a sharp turn far too fast, crossed our lane, hit an embankment, then a tree which launched her into a full on barrel-roll. The Cadillac SRX rolled UPHILL blocking both lanes and landed UPSIDE DOWN on top of the hood of our oncoming Camaro. There was absolutely no way to avoid the MASSIVE impact. We are counting our blessings and feel very LUCKY to be alive. GM did a great job designing the quality airbag systems in our car. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!! This GM family has much to be THANKFUL for this year.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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WOW,

Happy you and the wife are ok.

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Old 11-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Outrageous ! Glad to hear you and your wife are safe and alive !
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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Good to hear you're both ok. Sorry about your Camaro.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
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God is good! So glad (and thankful to GM as well) that you and the wife are okay. Count your blessings.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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whoa! that could have turned out much worse.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #8
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:00 PM   #9
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Wow... Sounds like something out of a movie... Glad you guys are doing alright.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #10
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That is most certainly something to be thankful for, glad to hear you both are ok
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:11 PM   #11
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What camaro are you in for next?
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I'm a bit uncertain what I'll purchase next. My car only had 17K miles and I expected to keep it for at least another full year. I'm not too keen on the '14 restyle, can't get Inferno Orange anymore and the price his risen considerably for a like equipped car. I may consider a cheap lease sedan to get through the difficult northeastern winter and save up toward a base model C7 Vette late next year. For now I'm relegated to a lowered 98 S10 2WD 4.3 5 speed with 180K miles while my wife drives our Pontiac G8 GT with dedicated winter tires. We survived so... NO COMPLAINTS!!
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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If I totalled my Camaro, I'd get a low miles 2013.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #14
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Glad you guys came out safe of this bad accident! There is much to be thankful for!
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #15
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Glad to hear you made it out okay. I'm sorry about your Camaro. At least it kept you safe and can be replaced.

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Old 11-29-2013, 04:11 PM   #16
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I'm a bit uncertain what I'll purchase next. My car only had 17K miles and I expected to keep it for at least another full year. I'm not too keen on the '14 restyle, can't get Inferno Orange anymore and the price his risen considerably for a like equipped car. I may consider a cheap lease sedan to get through the difficult northeastern winter and save up toward a base model C7 Vette late next year. For now I'm relegated to a lowered 98 S10 2WD 4.3 5 speed with 180K miles while my wife drives our Pontiac G8 GT with dedicated winter tires. We survived so... NO COMPLAINTS!!
It's great that you came through with minor injuries!

Faced with your car situation, I think I would also seriously consider the C7 as a replacement.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:28 PM   #17
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Glad your better for worse, what of the other driver?
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The other driver landed on her roof but was OK and cited for "leaving her lane & causing an accident" She claimed "headlights in her eyes" but clearly was going far too fast for our rural roads and perhaps distracted?
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #19
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:28 PM   #20
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Good to see you are alright.

Is it to soon to ask about one of your wheels, need a spare........ha, just kidding.

Glad it will work out for both sides.
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Glad y'all are ok, sorry for the car loss.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:48 PM   #22
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The other driver landed on her roof but was OK and cited for "leaving her lane & causing an accident" She claimed "headlights in her eyes" but clearly was going far too fast for our rural roads and perhaps distracted?
Since everyone seems to be okay I guess it's time to laugh about it

Too bad you didn't have a dash-cam running.

It was definitely a learning experience for me to go from interstates to 2-lanes. Most of those have very little run-off.

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Old 11-29-2013, 10:55 PM   #23
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Happy your all safe. Know one is guaranteed tomorrow
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #24
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:35 PM   #25
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Wow, man. What a blessing. You're a lucky guy. Really sorry about your Camaro, though.
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