Another death thanks to recalled airbags

22 June 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 11.27.36 The airbag recall has been huge, and if you haven't sorted yours out yet, you really should as it has been reported that a woman who died in a crash in LA was confirmed as the eighth person to be killed by air bags made by Takata Corp.

Jewel Brangman was 26 when she died from her injuries, resulting from the air bag in her rented 2001 Honda Civic, which inflated with too much force, and showered her with metal shrapnel. Both Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) determined that the air bag was the cause of her death.

In this instance, Honda said that they'd originally recalled the vehicle in 2009, but it was not repaired despite the company sending four notices to the owners. This is all part of the largest recall in automotive history, with 33.8 million vehicles being recalled in the US alone.

Brangman's father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Honda, Takata and the Sunset Car Rental LLC of San Diego, alleging that the air bag cut his daughter's neck and caused a severe brain injury.

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