Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, shares his daughter's experience in the hope of saving other lives.
Earlier this month, as Ron's daughter was headed back to Montana from Bismarck, she hit a deer east of Billings. The airbags deployed, and she lost sight, drove off the road, and hit a big tree. Somehow, she wasn’t severely hurt but was stuck inside her car as the door and windows would not open. A man from another car tried to break her windows but couldn’t break them. She remembered that her mother had put a glass breaker/seat belt cutter (pictured below) in her console.
She found the glass breaker/seat belt cutter, broke the passenger window, and jumped out of the car. Minutes later, her car went up in flames. After a night of observation in the hospital, she is ok and home.
The Ness Family thanks everyone who helped her.
We encourage you to make sure all your vehicles have a safety device like this, readily accessible, and the basic knowledge of how to use it.