Category: Car Accidents

Highway Guardrail

ET-Plus Guardrail Crash-Tests to Begin in Texas Next Week

The Federal Highway Administration has quickly approved a plan for crash-testing the ET-Plus, a “shock-absorbing” end-terminal on guardrails.

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Trinity Avoids Guardrail Ban by Promising Safety Tests

Trinity Industries has narrowly avoided a federal ban after promising to conduct new safety tests.

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Bay Area Football Star’s Death Linked to ET-Plus Guardrail

ABC 7 News reports that a 24 year-old Bay Area football star’s death in a head-on collision with the end of a guardrail may have been caused by a defective highway guardrail end-terminal that was supposed to save his life.

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Virginia to Remove Thousands of Deadly Guardrails

Tens of thousands of potentially defective highway guardrail end-terminals will be removed in Virginia, according to reports from local news station WSET and the New York Times.

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Texas Guardrail Accident Lawyer

Across the country, “safety features” on the end of guardrails are failing catastrophically, piercing cars, impaling drivers, and causing horrific guardrail accidents. Some are blaming the problem on a modified guardrail end-terminal manufactured by Trinity Industries.

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Oregon, Mississippi Ban ET-Plus Guardrails As Concerns Grow

The states of Oregon and Mississippi have joined four other states in banning further installation of the ET-Plus, a highway guardrail end-terminal.

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Texas ET-Plus Guardrail Class Action Lawyer

Head-on crashes with guardrail end-terminals can be deadly. In recent years, more than a dozen lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people who were injured or killed when a defective guardrail sliced through their car.

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Texas Trial Lawyers Say Failed Guardrail Tests Unreported

The New York Times is reporting that trial attorneys have accused Trinity Industries, the manufacturer of the ET-Plus guardrail, of failing to report five failed crash tests.

CPSC Recalls KYMCO ATVs and Publishes Report on Deaths

October 7, 2014 -- The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for KYMCO all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) due to burn and fire hazards. The recall involves the KYMCO MXU 700 vehicles from the 2013-2015 model-years, including standard, LE, and...

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Recalled for Brake Defect

July 10, 2014 -- Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model-year to fix potentially defective brakes that can lock up the front wheels without warning. Five crashes and two minor injuries have been linked...