A family in Louisiana who lost a loved one in a car accident is suing Takata Corp. because the victim’s airbag burst and sprayed shrapnel in the vehicle, KOIN 6 reported on June 11.
Reports said Lafayette resident Kylan Langlinais died on April 9, several days after she was involved in an accident where her vehicle struck a utility post. The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kylan’s family stated that her airbag ruptured and metal pieces shot out. An attorney of the family believed that Kylan may have survived the crash if the airbag of her vehicle did not rupture and contribute to her injuries. The lawsuit also claimed that the recall notice was released two days after the accident. Aside from Takata, the lawsuit also identified Honda Corp. as a defendant.
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