Category: Car Accidents

Highway Guardrail

Criminal Probe Widens Into Texas Guardrail-Maker

A report by the New York Times has provided more information about the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into highway guardrails that can potentially jam up in head-on crashes.

Highway Guardrail

Feds Open Criminal Investigation into Trinity ET-Plus Guardrails

The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail, according to Bloomberg Business.

Highway Guardrail

Trinity Guardrail May Have Failed 8th Crash-Test

The New York Times has reported that the eighth and final crash test involving a potentially defective guardrail showed extensive damage to the car.

Highway Guardrail

1st Round of Guardrail Safety Tests Completed in Texas

13News Now reports that researchers in San Antonio, Texas have completed the first round of safety tests involving a controversial guardrail manufactured by Trinity Industries, Inc.

Texas Family Awarded $165 Million in FedEx Truck Accident

January 27, 2015 -- A jury in Santa Fe, New Mexico has awarded $165 million to the family of a woman and child who were killed when a FedEx truck slammed into their vehicle. The horrific incident occurred on June...

2014 Kia Forte Recalled for Fire Risk

January 26, 2015 -- Kia Motors has issued a recall for about 86,880 of the 2014 model-year Kia Forte due to a potential fire hazard under the hood. The problem has been traced to a cooling fan resistor in vehicles...

Highway Guardrail

ET-Plus Guardrail Safety Tests Come Under Scrutiny

The New York Times reports that two United States senators have expressed concern that safety tests of a potentially-defective guardrail are inadequate and should be more rigorous.

Highway Guardrail

Trinity Guardrail Safety Tests Resume in San Antonio, Texas

Safety tests involving a guardrail resumed yesterday in San Antonio, Texas, where a producer for local news KSAT observed the fourth out of eight tests.

Highway Guardrail

Missouri and Kansas Ban ET-Plus Guardrail Installations

Kansas and Missouri have joined about 40 other states in removing the ET-Plus from their list of approved highway guardrails.

Highway Guardrail

“Exit Gap” on Guardrails in Safety Tests Widened

The New York Times has found that the dimensions on half of the guardrails that are being crash-tested this week in Texas are different from most of the potentially defective guardrails installed on highways.