Airbag Spider Web... or Not?
We learn as EMS responders that there are three basic reasons why a vehicle's windshield will sustain the famous 'windshield spiderweb' damage.
1) Your unrestrained patient
2) Frontal airbag deployment
3) A "UFO" (unidentified flying object)
In this crash scenario, you know the routine. "Well, officer. I meant to hit the brakes but I must have hit the gas instead". (Yeah, and I'm thinking...you're an idiot, but I don't say that out loud. It's job security as far as I'm concerned)
Anyway, a good teaching point here. Of the three possible reasons listed above, which one do you believe to be the reason there is a spider web on the windshield glass?
The scene on your arrival at the gas pumps...