LUDHIANA: Toyota Innova Crysta has crashed and the results have shocked its owner. None of the seven airbags opened. The Toyota Innova Crysta was being driven in Ludhiana when it collided with another car and rolled over. The collision appears to have happened at a high speed.
According to the owner of the car it, the other car involved in the collision was a Hyundai that entered the main road from a side road at high speed mindless of the heavy traffic on the main road.
The owner recounted that the car rolled over thrice before finally coming to a halt. Inside the Toyota Innova were the owner at the driver’s seat and two kids who were his nephews. All three occupants had a narrow escape but had no major injuries.
The picture of the smashed car is doing the rounds in social media. The owner of the car is clearly upset as the airbags had faltered and he is planning to move court against the car company. The Toyota Innova in question is a high-end model preferred by ministers, MLAs, MPS and top-level babus.
However, Airbags are the secondary restraint system (SRS) while the primary restraint system is the seatbelt for passengers. “The primary safety system though are the crumple zones built into the chassis and bodywork of the vehicle. Airbags are deployed when its sensors are triggered. These sensors get triggered when an impact is detected and there is a substantial weight on the seats. In this case, the children were seated in the second row of the Toyota Innova Crysta and were strapped in with the seatbelt.
However, the sensors would have detected that there are no occupants sitting on the seats. This is because the force with which an airbag deploys could hurt children more than an accident would. It does look like there could be a fault with the car since the driver's airbag too didn't deploy. The entire left side of the front bumper has been torn off and the headlamp destroyed and there is no way that the airbag sensors weren't triggered. The vehicle even rolled over multiple times, making it all the more apparent that at least the drivers' airbag should have been activated. This being said, we also have to say that the crumple zones and crash protection built into the body of the Toyota Innova did their job brilliantly. The occupants were safe despite having such a bad crash,” said a news report.