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problem #1

Oct 232018


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Vehicle was in motion: ┐driving through an empty parking lot. ┐followed road around the building. ┐blinded by sunlight. ┐hit stationary pole head ┐ on. Weather conditions : heavy rain : prior to 2:00pm light rain and sunshine between : 2:45pm and 3:04pm fault or problem description: Knee / lower extremity airbag deployment. High risk of lower extremity injury for both in-position and out-of-position small female drivers. My left foot was forced upward due to the force of crash. The airbags deployed with such force, it snapped my left foot downward. The result is a left ankle dislocated and severe left tibia / fib fracture. Basically, I broke every bone in my left foot apart from my heel and toes. Surgery, Monday, November 5, 2018: Open reduction / internal fixation (orif) with left bimalleolar ankle fracture / dislocation with close management talus fracture / subtalar surgery. I now have a plate and six (6) screws inside the bone to hold them in the correct place so the bones do not heal abnormally. The orthopedic surgeon informed me, due to this type of injury, arthritis will set in my ankle. I may want to consider ankle Fusion surgery in the future. The Fusion surgery would help reduce the chronic pain. Fusion surgery would result the inability to use my ankle, I.e., to flex, point, bend ankle, and rotate the ankle at all. The Fusion surgery is permanent. Component part or system that may be the cause of the safety risk: Driver lower extremity response and injury with knee airbag deployment. Additional information and evidence related to your complaint: Will be scanned and sent later.

- Taunton, MA, USA