Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/03/bulgarian_airbags/

Breast implants save car-crash Bulgarian

40DD airbags

By Lester Haines

Posted in Media, 3rd October 2006 11:07 GMT

A Bulgarian woman driver escaped relatively unscathed from a head-on pile-up with another vehicle when her 40DD breast implants absorbed most of the impact, Ananova reports.

Elena Marinova, 24, of Sofia, pranged her motor in the northern city of Ruse. Both cars were written off and the other driver seriously injured, local paper Standart reported.

A police expert explained: "[The implants] worked just like airbags - protecting the victim's ribs and vital organs from damage." He did, however, add: "They are not as safe as the real thing because they exploded, which airbags are not supposed to do."

Bootnote

Yes, it's official: extraordinarily pneumatic breasts will be henceforth known on El Reg as "Bulgarian airbags".