NHTSA expands and accelerates the Takata Airbag Recall to another 35-40 million inflators

The decision comes after confirmation of the root cause behind the inflators’ tendency to rupture. Takata airbag ruptures are now tied to ten deaths and over 100 injuries in the US. Takata is required to make a series of safety defect decisions, under the Amended Consent Order issued to Takata this week that will support […]



Many deadly accidents caused by teens involved over speeding

A recent survey revealed that driving with excessive speed is a factor in the majority of fatal vehicular accidents caused by teenagers, an October 12 article of nbcsandiego.com stated. According to the data released by AAA, over speeding was a factor in the 4,200 out of estimated 14,000 deadly vehicular accidents in the U.S. since […]



5 years of jail time for driver involved in St. Charles Parish crash

A driver suspected of drunken driving recently received a five year prison sentence after a police officer died in an accident with him, an article of nola.com reported on September 16. According to reports, 58-year-old Dallas Veillon was convicted of negligent homicide in connection with an August 4, 2013 accident that killed officer Jeff Watson. […]



1 dead in Louisiana three vehicle pileup

At least one person was killed and two others sustained injuries in an accident in Slidell, Louisiana involving three vehicles, a September 6 article of northjersey.com reported. The Louisiana State Police revealed on September 5 that the fatal collision occurred on I-10. Steven Fernandez, 26, died as a result of his injuries after the vehicle he was […]



Boater killed in Louisiana

A boater was killed on July 31 in a boating accident that took place near Grand Isle in Louisiana, an article of nola.com reported. Reports coming from the state’s Wildlife and Fisheries agents said that around 1:00 a.m. Metairie resident Robert Sims, 44, hit his head on a piling while traveling in his 28-foot boat through Caminada Pass. Sims was on […]



Motorcyclist killed in Louisiana head-on accident

State authorities in Louisiana confirmed that a motorcyclist was killed in a recent three-vehicle accident, a September 22 article from KPLC 7 reported. Reports said that on September 21, the motorcyclist, identified as a 67-year-old New Mexico man, was on the southbound lane of Louisiana 378 when he was struck by a northbound vehicle that […]



Faulty Takata airbag blamed in fatal Louisiana accident

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 […]



Baby killed in Ascension Parish left turn accident

A 5-month-old male infant was killed recently in an Ascension Parish car accident, KPLC 7 reported on May 6. Reports coming from authorities revealed that the two-vehicle accident happened on U.S. 61, near Louisiana Highway 73. Sergeant Jared Sandifer identified the fatality as Emanuel Lange, Jr. Sgt. Sandifer stated that Emanuel was an occupant of a vehicle […]



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