Exploding Takata airbag responsible for 20th death worldwide

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Honda have confirmed a fatal accident in Baton Rouge, La., was a result of a defective Takata airbag. The death is the 20th linked to a defective Takata airbag worldwide.

The victim was tragically killed July 10, 2017 when the 2004 Honda Civic’s airbag inflator ruptured with excessive force in a crash. When they explode, the faulty inflators can cause shrapnel to blast into vehicle cabins, posing a danger to drivers and passengers.

“I am saddened to hear about yet another death caused by devices that are supposed to prevent accident injuries,” said attorney Kevin Dean. “This fatal accident is a reiteration of the deadly impact Takata airbags can have on potentially one in eight Americans who drive affected vehicles.”

Motley Rice represents people who have been seriously injured in an accident involving recalled Takata airbags. Motley Rice has experience investigating and litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases of more than 100 accidents allegedly related to Takata airbags.

If you suspect you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a defective Takata airbag, you may call or email Motley Rice vehicle defect attorney Kevin Dean at 1-800-768-4026 or by email.

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