I'm really surprised that no one has asked for specific details. I would think that people would want to know exactly what that knife is capable of. I have a few questions.-
Was the latch of the door stuck or was the door just wedge in the door jamb?
Did you pry the latch open or just pry the stuck door loose?
Where exactly did you insert the knife in the door jamb to pry it open?
How far did you insert the blade into the door jamb to get the most effective result?
How much, if any, did the blade, handle, overall knife flex or bend during prying?
Did the knifes lock ever become loose or disengage during prying?
Did the act of prying loosen the pivot?
Hi guys, to say the least I was rather excited whe the accident occured. The man was awake and moving his head and hands and was in a true panic on not being able to open his own door. I tried to pull, no luck, I tried the back door again no luck. Smoke started pouring from the engine so i stuck the blade of my HEST about a thrid of the way in and it repoeased the Stuck door the few milimeters it needed to pop it loose. The door was not latched so I figure now the fellow had managed to unlock it but didn't have the strength to push it the final way. I was moving as fast as I could to get him out before the car went up.
I assisted him out and then my effort was to stop the bleeding in both arms and treat for shock. I haven't seen veins blow up like his did in a long time and I wrapped gauze around them to apply pressure. A home owner had come out of his home with a fire extinguisher ready to fight the fire, but someone else had done the simple task of turning the engine off which I should have done. The town Fire Chief lives a block away and was there quickly with his pick up which is full of gear. His son was one of my wrestlers so we have a good relationship. I'd say air bags saved a couple of lives here and rapid involvement by many bystanders was a positive contribution.