Air bags are hard to find in Montgomery County

Each week The Sentinel visits a memorable story from its archives.

March 13, 1986

A Maryland woman driving a Mercedes-Benz recently hit a tree and “just tore the car up.” But, instead of being hurled into her windshield, the woman was protected by her car’s air bag, which inflated upon impact.

“The air bag definitely saved her from going into the windshield,” said Jim Gordon, of Her Gordon Satsun, Silver Spring, the dealer who sold the car.

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