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So I was on I 75 the other night and I hydroplained doing about 70 in the rain as I was switching lanes then I hit the first tree with the front of my car and the second tree with the side/rear. I'm just so lucky to be alive. I give two thumbs up to the design of this car and how it reacted to the impacts. Although I was quite stunned that NONE of the airbags deployed. I don't understand how they didn't but who knows. My girlfriend and I walked away with only a few bruises and scratches. Here are some phone pics of the day after. :(

 

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I hate it when the windows pop... Hate it.
 

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My airbags did not go off when I had a front right impact at speed as well, about 2 years ago. Hmmmm....
 

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Sorry to see your wrecked car... but the important thing is that you both walked away from this safely. The car can be repaired and/or replaced, but you both can't.
 

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Every single post here will repeat that we're sorry about your car, but that the important thing is that you and your girlfriend are okay. Because it's true. Sounds like you're doing fine now but if you start to stress about your car later, remember to keep it all in the right perspective.
 

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A familiar tale...

I had nearly exactly the same thing happen to me a year or so back... Minding my own business, not even changing lanes, hit a pool of water (heavy rain @ the time) and the car spun like a top, launching me into the center divider at ~50 mph. Ouch. But yes, the CTS-V held up well, airbag hurt a bit but despite being a total loss she protected me quite well.

I fault the F1 runflats! I have NEVER had a car spin out like that in my life. It was as though the hand of god came down and spun the car, that's how 'out of nowhere' the whole thing was... Loved the CTS-V, only 4k miles when this happened :(

Curious how many other CTS-V owners have lost control of the car in wet weather. Glad you came out ok, hope they can fix up your car.

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You just forgot what rain looked like, if has been the same there as it has been here:bouncy: Seriously though, like the others have already, as long as you and yours are OK, that's what counts!! A car is only metal - that's what the insurance is for!! If it does happen to be totalled, remember it lay down it's life to protect yours - you can't ask more than that, don't ya know!!:)
 

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Dude WTF! How the hell did you walk away alright? Im sorry to hear that it is wrecked. You need to thank the heavens above that you are alright and find out what angel is on your shoulder.
 

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Every single post here will repeat that we're sorry about your car, but that the important thing is that you and your girlfriend are okay. Because it's true. Sounds like you're doing fine now but if you start to stress about your car later, remember to keep it all in the right perspective.
yeah, that
 

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yeah....wet weather....thats what made me crash...yup...damn rain
That and the bald tires....officer!

You must get a new one. You'll feel better and you'll drive it harder. After you wreck the first one, the second becomes a little more "just a car". But just a little.
I got airborne with mine. http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/img/wreckedv/wreckedv1.jpg
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/img/wreckedv/wreckedv2.jpg
http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/img/wreckedv/wreckedv3.jpg
No side airbage. I don't think we really have them. My fronts were the only ones that went off. Thank God they did.
Once you make it out OK, wrecks are good.
 

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Yikes, that is nasty. Glad you're all right.

June 3 at Mid Ohio rain poured down just as we rolled onto the track and we were on racing slicks. I was driving down the backstretch at about 90-100 mph and was obviously hydroplaning, some flowing water grabbed the RR tire and I did a textbook lazy 720 down the straightaway, just to wind up on the road facing straight ahead and drove away.
 

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Glad to hear ya'll both walked away from the accident, and sorry to hear the car got messed up.

What kind of tires were on the car ? Was it the F1 runflats ?
 

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Sorry about ur baby, Starfox...but glad you're here to tell us about it. Now get shopping for that new one. :thumbsup:
 

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Sorry about your car but glad you and your gf are okay. I'm a little concerned now at how many stories I've heard of the airbags not deploying, but if you walked away unharmed I guess they weren't really needed.
 

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Sorry to hear, but as stated already.....glad you are fine.

As to the hydroplaning, this was a huge issue with the runcraps, and recently as Our tires are wearing, has come up a couple times, tires make a huge difference on these cars.
 
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