Chrysler ordered to pay $150M to Jeep fire victim’s family
Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2015
A Georgia jury ruled on Thursday, April 2 that auto manufacturer Chrysler will have to pay $150 million to the family of four-year-old Remington “Remi” Walden, who died after the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding with his aunt caught fire after a rear-end collision in March 2012.
According to court records, the Jeep’s fuel tank leaked, causing the Jeep to subsequently burst into flames.
Two years ago, Chrysler agreed to a scaled-down recall of some older-model Jeeps that have rear-mounted gas tanks, which can be left unsecured in the event of a rear-end collision, thus causing them to be susceptible to causing fires.
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