Crash In Dumfries Kills 3-Did the Airbags work properly?
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 26, 2010 in Car Accidents
There was a terrible car crash in Dumfries, VA on Christmas Day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those killed. Mr. Edwin Alexander Membreno-Potillo was driving a 2005 Nissan when it left the road and crashed into a building on Main Street in Prince William County, Virginia. The passengers in the vehicle were Roger Adalid Membreno and Jose Ernesto Mejia-Lopez. There have been allegations that Nissan vehicles built in 2005 had defective airbags. Since I do not know the make and model of the Nissan involved in this crash, and I do not know all of the facts surrounding the accident, I cannot say whether or not a product defect and/or airbag failure caused this tragedy, but it is something the family should look into. More information can be found at the National Highway and Traffic Safety Website.
If an airbag failure caused the deaths, then the families of those killed in the crash would have a cause of action against defendants for wrongful death and may be entitled to damages.