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Old 31 Dec 2004, 01:10 am
Scott Van Nest
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Default '04 Odyssey Accident

All -
I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a couple
of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I hit
the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags went
off, my car and theirs.
I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed. my
passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue now is
trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person didn't
have a drivers license or insurance.

Scott


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Old 31 Dec 2004, 03:48 am
Cosmin N.
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Default Re: '04 Odyssey Accident

Isn't it amazing how almost all accidents involve an unlicensed,
uninsured, drunk, or exhausted driver (or a combination of these
factors)? I'm sure everyone is glad to hear you're ok, my family had a
99 Oddysey, and it's a great car.

Cosmin

Scott Van Nest wrote:

> All -
> I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a couple
> of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
> approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I hit
> the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags went
> off, my car and theirs.
> I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed. my
> passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
> strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
> I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue now is
> trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
> remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person didn't
> have a drivers license or insurance.
>
> Scott
>
>

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Old 31 Dec 2004, 10:01 am
Carboranadum
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Default Re: '04 Odyssey Accident

I know this is going to sound a bit morbid, but could you post photos
of the vehicle somewhere? It would be really interesting to see how
the Honda held up.

I'm really glad to hear that you made it out OK. I own an 03 Odyssey
and an 04 Accord. It's my third Odyssey and my fourth Accord and I
love them all...

Carboranadum



On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 01:10:37 -0600, "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net>
wrotf:

>All -
> I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a couple
>of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
>approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I hit
>the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags went
>off, my car and theirs.
> I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed. my
>passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
>strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
> I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue now is
>trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
>remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person didn't
>have a drivers license or insurance.
>
>Scott
>


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Old 31 Dec 2004, 04:08 pm
Scott Van Nest
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Default Re: '04 Odyssey Accident

I will see what I can come up with. I kind of hoped when I watched it drive
off on the wrecker that I wouldn't see it again. Found out today Farmers is
totaling it.

Scott
"Carboranadum" <Carboranadum@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:cktat0t916ku0h7nsql21d7cav0kihe22b@4ax.com...
> I know this is going to sound a bit morbid, but could you post photos
> of the vehicle somewhere? It would be really interesting to see how
> the Honda held up.
>
> I'm really glad to hear that you made it out OK. I own an 03 Odyssey
> and an 04 Accord. It's my third Odyssey and my fourth Accord and I
> love them all...
>
> Carboranadum
>
>
>
> On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 01:10:37 -0600, "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net>
> wrotf:
>
> >All -
> > I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a

couple
> >of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
> >approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I hit
> >the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags

went
> >off, my car and theirs.
> > I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed. my
> >passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
> >strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
> > I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue now

is
> >trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
> >remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person didn't
> >have a drivers license or insurance.
> >
> >Scott
> >

>



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Old 03 Jan 2005, 01:01 pm
cks
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Default Re: '04 Odyssey Accident

I thought the car is always totaled if the air bag is deployed. If would
shock me that Farmers refuse to total it.

Regards,

"Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
news:x7kBd.31815$F25.13727@okepread07...
> I will see what I can come up with. I kind of hoped when I watched it

drive
> off on the wrecker that I wouldn't see it again. Found out today Farmers

is
> totaling it.
>
> Scott
> "Carboranadum" <Carboranadum@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cktat0t916ku0h7nsql21d7cav0kihe22b@4ax.com...
> > I know this is going to sound a bit morbid, but could you post photos
> > of the vehicle somewhere? It would be really interesting to see how
> > the Honda held up.
> >
> > I'm really glad to hear that you made it out OK. I own an 03 Odyssey
> > and an 04 Accord. It's my third Odyssey and my fourth Accord and I
> > love them all...
> >
> > Carboranadum
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 01:10:37 -0600, "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net>
> > wrotf:
> >
> > >All -
> > > I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a

> couple
> > >of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
> > >approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I

hit
> > >the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags

> went
> > >off, my car and theirs.
> > > I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed. my
> > >passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
> > >strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
> > > I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue now

> is
> > >trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
> > >remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person

didn't
> > >have a drivers license or insurance.
> > >
> > >Scott
> > >

> >

>
>
>



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Old 04 Jan 2005, 09:40 pm
specman1@webtv.net
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Default Re: '04 Odyssey Accident

Hey Scott, glad your OK. Makes me feel better about my odyssey even with
all the tranny problems. I also agree with the other poster about why is
it the uninsured you always get in a wreck with. Ive beenin 4 accidents
in my 28 years of driving and every one was the other persons fault who
also had no license or insurance. Good luck with your new ody.

Danny

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Old 08 Jan 2005, 03:05 pm
Mark Payette
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Default Re: '04 Odyssey Accident

Cars are not always totaled when airbags deply. Case in point:

I have a 2000 LX Ody and T-Boned the side of a deer in May 2002. The deer
hit launced my airbags and caused a total of $7000 in repariable damage.
Hitting a 250lb deer is not like hitting a 2500lb car. Nevertheless, it
demonstrated how airbags and crumple zones work together. I hope I never am
involved in a crash like the one Scott had, but I can plainly see how the
engineers designed a very safe automobile.

Regards,
Mark Payette


"cks" <anwang@mailcity.com> wrote in message
news:rEgCd.5868$5R.3910@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com ...
>I thought the car is always totaled if the air bag is deployed. If would
> shock me that Farmers refuse to total it.
>
> Regards,
>
> "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:x7kBd.31815$F25.13727@okepread07...
>> I will see what I can come up with. I kind of hoped when I watched it

> drive
>> off on the wrecker that I wouldn't see it again. Found out today Farmers

> is
>> totaling it.
>>
>> Scott
>> "Carboranadum" <Carboranadum@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:cktat0t916ku0h7nsql21d7cav0kihe22b@4ax.com...
>> > I know this is going to sound a bit morbid, but could you post photos
>> > of the vehicle somewhere? It would be really interesting to see how
>> > the Honda held up.
>> >
>> > I'm really glad to hear that you made it out OK. I own an 03 Odyssey
>> > and an 04 Accord. It's my third Odyssey and my fourth Accord and I
>> > love them all...
>> >
>> > Carboranadum
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 01:10:37 -0600, "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net>
>> > wrotf:
>> >
>> > >All -
>> > > I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a

>> couple
>> > >of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
>> > >approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I

> hit
>> > >the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags

>> went
>> > >off, my car and theirs.
>> > > I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed.
>> > > my
>> > >passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
>> > >strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
>> > > I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue
>> > > now

>> is
>> > >trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
>> > >remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person

> didn't
>> > >have a drivers license or insurance.
>> > >
>> > >Scott
>> > >
>> >

>>
>>
>>

>
>
>



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Old 08 Jan 2005, 03:42 pm
K`Tetch
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On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 01:10:37 -0600, "Scott Van Nest" <JohnDoe@cox.net>
wrote:

>All -
> I would just like to let everyone know that the Ody saved my life a couple
>of nights ago. I Tboned a car that ran a red light. I was travelling
>approximately 40 mph and the other car was going roughly the same. I hit
>the other car in the rear pass door and quarter panel. both air bags went
>off, my car and theirs.
> I had minimal burns around my thumbs where the air bags deployed. my
>passenger in the passenger front seat didn't fair as well. he had
>strawberries on both shins and seatbelt bruises.
> I am definately going back and getting another. My biggest issue now is
>trying to find a new '04. the wife doesn't like the interior of the
>remodel. Insurance is another story. Of course the other person didn't
>have a drivers license or insurance.
>


I wouldn't say it saved your life. you hit someone with your car (a
pedestrian) going 40mph, and they're likely to die, not a certainty
though. i was in a crash back in 2000 in an old car (an 89 volvo340
for your euros there, you know what it is) End of a motorway, I'm
stopped for the roundabout (traffic circle) at the end of the M606,
anda brand new golf smacks into the back of me. Guy wasn't paying
attention. The golf was a complete write off (there was less than 6
inches left in front of his windscreen) my car barely had a dent. The
impact speed was about 45-50 mph.

My personal opinion is that airbags are more of a liability than a
saviour. You got bruising. Your passenger got beaten up shins. hope
they went to hospital, and had a through checkup for clots (thats one
of the major fatalities from airbags, passenger ones hitting shins,
and causing clots, which move to the brain)

I would rather crash in a car built in the late 80s than one built in
the last few years. They deform TOO easily nowadays.

>Scott
>



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