Motor Vehicle Collisions

Berks County Truck Crash Kills Two

Robert Sachs, Esq. It has been a dangerous 24 hour period for tractor-trailer wrecks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. There was a fatal multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer in Berks County (outside of Reading) yesterday morning. NBC news has posted video of the scene which shows at least two, and possibly three vehicles pushed up against a Dunkin’ Donuts sign by a tractor-trailer. The collision occurred at approximately 6:30 this morning on Allentown Pike (Route 222) just before its intersection with Route 73 in Blandon, PA. This section of Route 222 is two lanes and visibility is clear in both …

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Honda Recalls 170,000 More Vehicles for Exploding Airbag

Chris Welsh, Esq. www.welsh-law.com Honda is recalling 170,000 more vehicles due to risk of a defective airbag. The recall includes five different models of cars sold across Asia, Europe, and Pacific Ocean islands. Honda has already recalled more than 6 million cars worldwide. Approximated 14.3 million have been recalled by the nine car corporations affected by the defect. The faulty airbags were manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Japanese company. Instead of inflating, airbags explode with shrapnel, severely hurting passengers (see video of the defect here) . Evidence of a tragic Florida accident described the injury as similar to a stabbing. …

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Takata Airbag Recall Prompts DOT Investigation of NHTSA

Tad Thomas, Esq. www.thomaslawoffices.com As you may have heard already, the recall of nearly 8 million vehicles with Takata Corp. airbags is expected to be one of the largest recalls in history. Instead of inflating, Takata airbags explode, sending shrapnel and severely injuring–even killing–drivers. At least three deaths have been linked to the defect. Notably, the recall was limited to high-humidity regions for its suspected link to the defect, but lawmakers are urging a nationwide recall. Two of the deaths were not in states included in the recall, and Takata is one of three airbag suppliers in the world. Last …

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NHTSA Urges Owners to Act on the Takata Airbag Recall, 8 million Vehicles Involved

Pamela Mullis, Esq. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) is urging owners of a wide range of cars to act immediately on the recall of of Takata airbags. Takata is a Japanese automotive parts company that has production facilities on four continents, which help it supply car parts like airbags and seat belts to big name companies across the world. It is one of three airbag suppliers in the world. The defect of Takata airbags is dangerous and deadly: instead of inflating, they explode and send shrapnel flying. At least two people have been killed by the defect, hundreds …

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GM Acknowledges Defect Death Count Has Risen to 23, Payouts Begin

Tad Thomas, Esq. The GM ignition switch death toll has risen from 13 to 23. The confirmation comes from attorney Kenneth Feinberg, largely known as the expert on disaster payouts. Many have suspected far more deaths (hundreds more) since the beginning of the recall, but GM staunchly confirmed only 13 until now. Today, we’re not surprised that more have been confirmed.  GM CEO Mary Barra told reporters that she is not surprised either (Detroit News). Feinberg is in charge of evaluating applications for compensation by families that claim to have lost a loved one to an accident caused by the …

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