Airbag Rupture Kills Driver in Canada
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Another airbag supplier is under investigation after a person died due to an airbag rupture. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tennessee-based ARC Automotive’s hybrid airbag inflators. The deadly accident occurred in Canada last month, when the driver of a Hyundai Elantra was involved in a low-speed collision that, according to Transport Canada, should have been survivable. The driver’s side airbag ruptured in the crash, killing the driver.

Last year, a preliminary investigation was launched in regards to two incidents with ARC airbags. In 2009, a Chrysler Town and Country minivan driver was severely injured when the airbag ruptured in a collision with a snowmobile. Another incident involved a Kia Optima in 2014.

The cause of the airbag ruptures is under investigation, and as many as 8 million airbags could be affected. The vehicles affected are models made by General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai and Kia.

“Drivers rely on air bags to protect them in case of an accident. They shouldn’t have to worry that this life-saving device might explode,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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