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2001 Toyota Corolla seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 222008

Corolla LE 1.8litre

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The other driver crossed the center lane and hit me head on. The right front tire was flattened, the bumper was taken out, and eventually the left front tire flattened.. The other driver was going about 35 m.p.h.and I was going 0-5 mph. The driver side airbag did not deploy.. He had a PT Cruiser about twice the size and weight of my car.

I felt like I had an electric shock to my spine. My neck was sore and I couldn't lift the compact spare to put it on without my neck killing me. even though it weighs less than 20 lbs. I had chiropractic care for about a year and was still in pain. Finally my GP. Dr. Barnes ordered an MRI and I had several blown discs and psychosis of my spine. I continued p.t. until I saw a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kralick and I had a posterior cervical laminectomy C3-C7 with a spinal fusion on April 7, 2010. Unfortunately, I developed a seroma and abscess and coded blue 2 times and was almost paralyzed from the neck down. I had over $500,000 in medical expenses and had an expensive and time consuming recovery at Peck Rehab /Center, but I didn't give up and refused to live in the vegetable ward and eventually learned to walk and stop using a catheter to pee. I still suffer from severe neuropathy of my hands and feet and severe cramping of my hip, calf and left leg. If the airbag deployed, I would not have suffered the severity of injuries. My seat belt was buckled but the G forces were much harder than any hit I had in College Football.

- , Eagle River, AK, USA

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