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Thanks JB, yes I did know about this and thats the reason it was running on Micheins, When I bought the car I tested it on country roads at some pretty silly speeds and it was as stable as anything the problem with rollovers related to vehicles with firestone tires and 4.0 litre engines with a higher centre of gravity than the V8 versions.

I probably did not express my gratitude to the emergency services in my original post. The Police were there within 1 minute (by good fortune) but the paramedic RRV was there in under 3 minutes due to being stationed fairly close, Fire brigade were there in 5 minutes as was the ambulance.

This is down to dedicated professional people like yourself and I salute you and thank you for the service you provide. :thumb:
 
Hi Ian

Once again I am glad to hear she is ok as it could have been so much worse.

Just out of interest can you clarify what you mean about this "tucked her arms and legs in and hoped for the best"

I dont get the tucking of the legs in, I assume the arms bit means keeping them close to your chest to prevent them being thrown out of the car and getting impaled.

I guess many would try and grab the wheel again after the bag deloyed to hold on, but that may mean they are at risk of coming out of the car when it rolls
 
Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for SWMBO.
 
Hi Ian

Once again I am glad to hear she is ok as it could have been so much worse.

Just out of interest can you clarify what you mean about this "tucked her arms and legs in and hoped for the best"

I dont get the tucking of the legs in, I assume the arms bit means keeping them close to your chest to prevent them being thrown out of the car and getting impaled.

I guess many would try and grab the wheel again after the bag deloyed to hold on, but that may mean they are at risk of coming out of the car when it rolls

Hi Steve

Thanks for the kind words and messages, guess I should explain more as it may help someone else.

Once the airbag deploys in the car the game changes from trying to control it to your survival.

Do not try and grab the wheel, place your hands together as though you were trying to protect your balls and tuck your arms in tight against the side of your body, this does 2 things stops them flailing about and ending up smashing a window and being outside the car which could result in trapped injuries or amputation as the car rolls, the pressure on your sides also limits the damage to internal organs and minimises the chances of broken ribs.

Take your feet of the pedals and tuck them back towards you with knees bent, this means you are in a virtual sitting featal position and gives you the best chance of survival and the best chance of not breaking any bones, most leg breaks or ankle breaks come from feet getting trapped behind the pedals and snapping during the roll.

Head should also be down and tucked into your chest.

Hope that answers your question and helps and I also hope no one ever has to do it
 
Hope she'll soon recover mate, i know it was upsetting & traumatic for her,& you.
 
Thats a horrific story mate.......thankfully with a good ending...:thumb:

Pass on my regards, i wish her a speedy recovery.
thanks for the sensible advice too.

Take care.
 
Hope she'll soon recover mate, i know it was upsetting & traumatic for her,& you.

Cheers John for the kind words and messages we must get on with organising the GTG I lost where we were up to did you and the guys decide a date that missed Ollies and Jays? Will give you a call after Easter to discuss further.

regards
Ian
 
Sorry to hear this, I wish your wife a speedy recovery.

As for the Lifehammer - I bought one from Germany a few years ago and had never seen them on sale here. I will get a couple more to make sure we've got them in each car.

As someone asked, the original Lifehammer comes with a mounting bracket which does securely hold it. Glad she'd had the training and knew what to do...
 
Sorry to hear of your wifes misfortune,hope she makes a full & speedy recovery:thumb:
 
Just read this thread.

I hope your wife is recovering well and hope she has a speedy recovery too.
 
Just read this thread.

I hope your wife is recovering well and hope she has a speedy recovery too.

Cheers Ollie, she is well on the mend. Hope your family all doing well guess you still have your hands full? I'm still hoping to be at your GTG in May prob come down the night before and stay in the same hotel as ***
 
Ouch. Really glad your wife is recovering OK. It makes you think doesn't it:(
 
Take your feet of the pedals and tuck them back towards you with knees bent, this means you are in a virtual sitting featal position and gives you the best chance of survival and the best chance of not breaking any bones, most leg breaks or ankle breaks come from feet getting trapped behind the pedals and snapping during the roll.

Another benefit of removing your feet from the pedal is that if in a frontal crash the dashboard is typically pushed rearwards. This intrusion can cause lower leg fractures, as recorded in EuroNCAP ratings.

Also worth noting that in modern cars people tend to press the brake pedal harder than necessary for maximum braking effort. This exacerbates the lower leg injuries.
 
I'm glad your wife is not seriously injured, hoping that she makes a swift recovery, although we do love our cars it's lessons like yours that put's things into perspective: I hope for better news soon, one competant gal! All the best to you (Both/all).

Shaun and Family
 
Another benefit of removing your feet from the pedal is that if in a frontal crash the dashboard is typically pushed rearwards. This intrusion can cause lower leg fractures, as recorded in EuroNCAP ratings.

Also worth noting that in modern cars people tend to press the brake pedal harder than necessary for maximum braking effort. This exacerbates the lower leg injuries.

Again very valid points stretched out leg on the brake pedal lower dash closing in OUCH !!!!
 
I'm glad your wife is not seriously injured, hoping that she makes a swift recovery, although we do love our cars it's lessons like yours that put's things into perspective: I hope for better news soon, one competant gal! All the best to you (Both/all).

Shaun and Family

Thanks Shaun, she is well on the mend although her face is a yellow purple colour and she still very sore. Back at the hospital 12th April but so far its looking good.

cheers
Ian
 

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