Posts Tagged ‘airbags’

Another Hum-Drum Injury Car Accident on Masonic – Airbags Everywhere, Cars Totalled – Autobots Sacrifice Selves to Save Owners

Monday, September 14th, 2015

An accident* on Masonic yesterday at Hayes, with CCSF’s John Adams Campus (the former Lowell High School, 1913-1962):

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(My money’s on the VW’s driver being at fault, but who knows.)

Now how many airbags exploded during this fender bender, like a dozen? You could see all matter of them from a distance. How much would it cost to replace a single side curtain bag, for instance, one wonders. The upshot is that the people inside these rides get injured less than they would have a generation ago, but the cars get damaged more.

So it’s off to the scrapheap they go.

Seems fair enough.

*’Cause it wasn’t on purpose. Now if it were, then we’d call this collision attempted homicide or something. But if you’re an “urbanist” or whatnot, feel free to call it a collision if you want – that word would also apply. TY, drive through.

In the next world war
In a jackknifed juggernaut
I am born again.

In the neon sign
Scrolling up and down
I am born again

In an interstellar burst
I am back to save the universe

In a deep, deep sleep
Of the innocent
I am born again

In a fast German car
I’m amazed that I survived
An airbag saved my life

The Floating Helicopters of San Francisco – How Inflatable Airbags Help When Crash Landing in the Bay

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

These tourist choppers sometimes conk out near the Golden Gate Bridge and when that happens then only thing for the pilot to do is pop open the compressed gas container you can see there in order to inflate the six airbags you can also see there.

Then a call to the Coast Guard, which will give you a friendly tow to land, hurray!

It happens sometimes

Mercedes Benz E -Class vs. Lexus RX in Front of San Francisco City Hall, January 22, 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

I don’t know, somebody screwed up real bad yesterday AM at the intersection of Polk and McAllister right in front of City Hall.

Couldn’t tell if it was the fault of the driver of this aging Mercedes Benz E320 or the driver of the Lexus RX300 jelly belly car that wound up far away in the crosswalk.

Alls I know is that both people were well protected by airbags (despite the age of both vehicles). The penalty for stupid driving is less than it used to be, back in the long ago, that’s for sure.

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In a fast german car

I’m amazed that I survived

An airbag saved my life

In the next world war

jack-knifed juggernaut

I am born again