Tuesday on my way home from work I had a small accident. Honestly I didn't even consider it an accident at the time. And if I did not have airbags, I wouldn't have called it an accident. I would have said what it was, I hit a pot hole on I-80 and blew out a tire. No biggie, happens everyday.
However, because of the aforementioned airbags a simple blown out tire becomes an accident. Something hit a sensor on the underside of my car and deployed the driver's side airbags. I drive a 2008 Acura TL, The driver's side airbags deploying cause the headliner to rip out of the ceiling of the car and the driver's seat to split open. So a simple tire blow out causes major car repair (estimated $6K+).
But I am Thankful for airbags, which do save lives. I am also thankful that my husband took care of everything. I am most thankful that other than soreness from the seatbelt I am unharmed.