Limedust said:The airbags probably didn't deploy because the bumper didn't crumple.
Glad you are okay.
Well, that's not exactly true. Most people do not understand how airbags work. I am an accident reconstructionist. Here's a very brief explanation. Most airbags are triggered by a switch located beneath the seat. The amount of force required to set off the airbags is measured in Delta V. (Change in Velocity) Unless your vehicle achieves a preset Delta V in a collision, the airbags will not deploy. I could go into the reasons for this, but it would be a bit drawn out. In this case, the principal direction of force is located above the lateral direction of travel of the vehicle frame. This has made a mess of the hood, and grill area, but did not provide enough Delta V to trigger the bags. The reason for the high principal direction of force is the height of the moose that was struck. Make sense? Glad that your OK, could have been a LOT worse.