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Fatal 2009 accident connected to GM ignition switch defect

Posted on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014   

Another fatal crash likely caused by the GM defect that prompted a massive recall earlier this year has come to light, WREG reported on December 18.

Jessica Taylor, 19, and her fiancé Andrew Fortune were traveling to visit her parents for Labor Day on September 6, 2009, when she lost control of the vehicle. According to accident reports, the 2006 Chevy Cobalt veered off the road and flipped several times, ejecting and killing Taylor. As this vehicle is part of the GM recall and the airbags did not deploy, as they did not in many other wrecks associated with the defect, this accident could have been the result of the faulty ignition switch that GM kept under wraps for over a decade.

Although a GM spokesperson asserted that GM has been diligent in its attempt to alert customers of the recall, nearly half of the 2.6 million recalled vehicles have yet to be repaired.

The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, are dedicated to holding negligent car manufacturers fully accountable for any defects that result in injury or untimely death. Call our offices at (615) 277-2765 today to learn about your options for legal recourse.

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