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Re: Audi's safety - saved wife today!

>Major bummer and bright spot today:
>My wife hit a Camaro broadside today, hard enough to knock off both 
>his passenger side wheels.  (he made a standard MASSHOLE trick of 
>pulling a left turn in front of her in traffic on a four lane road - 
>she was in right lane, van in left lane stopped to let him cross - 
>JERK - he did, she didn't see him and BAM)...
I've seen this problem EVERYWHERE.  My wife had the same accident
several years back and she wasn't wearing her seatbelt.  Her head hit the
windshield and she was very lucky (now she wears her belt no matter what).
If I'm in a position where I can't cross the intersection and an oncoming car 
is making a left I always use hand signals to give the turner an OK to turn.
People are usually thankful and I see less accidents.

>Good news: She didn't get a scratch, neither did he surprisingly.
>Bad news:  God only knows what damage to her 1991 80 is/will be.
>She hit him at about 25MPH, interestingly, the air bag did not deploy, 
>so it couldn't have been THAT hard.  

Wow, it sounds like it should have at that speed.
>She noted that the red oil light came on almost immediately, she 
>turned it off, etc... atta girl!
>I havent seen it yet, but will report later.
>In interim: that's why we got it, it's safety. - it reallly works!

Sounds good to me.  Its good to hear that your wife is OK. 
Jim Healey
Aerospace Design & Fabrication, Inc.
2001 Aerospace Parkway
Brook Park, OH 44142
Desk (216) 977-1397
Fax   (216) 977-1269