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    Default ?? on airbag deployment post accident

    Quick Story, While working the ambulance the other day we got hit in the front end. Minor damage to the ambulace. The local FD showed up and told us that our ambulance couldnt be driven because the air bag has not YET deployed. Mind you we are now sitting around the 10 to 15 minute mark from impact. They Informed me that airbags have been Known to go off on people driving hr's later after impact. Any truth to this? is there any cases where a person drive his car Hr's later and his airbag deploys??

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    I have seen things written about the 1st generation bags that could occur but I haven't seen that personally. The new generation bags have a hard way to disconnect the system that makes it extremly difficult.
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    Sounds like a war story to me...
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    Ive heard that this could happen, Ive seen a video of a crew working in a car that was in a font end collision. There was a ff in the back with c-spine, and one in the front passenger working to get the pt on the spine board. Out of without warning the airbag deployed knocking the ff out of the car onto his back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ltretr View Post
    Ive heard that this could happen, Ive seen a video of a crew working in a car that was in a font end collision. There was a ff in the back with c-spine, and one in the front passenger working to get the pt on the spine board. Out of without warning the airbag deployed knocking the ff out of the car onto his back.

    I think we have all seen that Video. This is different. This is while driving home after a minor front end MVA.

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    Dont see how its different, if it can happen with the car off, it can happen driving.

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    5ltretr, the video you are referencing was from Dayton OH and was caused because the tool operator damaged the sensor with the tool during extrication. If you remeber they discuss finding "this strange device under the center console" and the damaged it with the tool.
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    I didnt realize that, just remember that it suprised the crew. I stand corrected.

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    No correction.... I have just been around for 21 yrs and have seen it multiple times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5ltretr View Post
    Ive heard that this could happen, Ive seen a video of a crew working in a car that was in a font end collision. There was a ff in the back with c-spine, and one in the front passenger working to get the pt on the spine board. Out of without warning the airbag deployed knocking the ff out of the car onto his back.
    Sounds like Dayton- very different situation. That's about placement of tools and not recognising SRS systems, etc.
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    Thumbs up Accidental Airbag Deployment Videos

    I came across this article and videos about the causes of accidental airbag deployment and i though you might be interested to read it.

    http://blog.airbagsolutions.com/arch...eployment.aspx

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