I saw an update to the story about the man’s mother being hidden by a deployed airbag, and now I have more questions. Apparently, this guy says he had an epileptic seizure which caused the crash, and paramedics claim he stated there was no one else in the car.
Ok, let’s start with the epileptic seizure part. Aren’t people who suffer seizures prevented from having driver’s licenses? I was always under the impression that, no matter how infrequent the seizures, one seizure behind the wheel is one too many.
And, even if the dude being rescued says there’s no one else in the car, shouldn’t the paramedics have searched it anyway? The guy was critically injured. What if he was in shock? What if he’d been hit on the noggan and wasn’t thinking clearly?
Apparently, the lady died within minutes of the crash, and wasn’t alive all night. That’s somehow supposed to make us feel better. Maybe there was no hope for her, but what if those minutes could have saved her life?
All I can say is I’m glad there are two investigations going on into this whole mess. I can’t imagine being left behind under an airbag. What a terrifying thought.