Friday, September 21

Emergency Brake Blamed At Trial After Runaway Navistar Truck Rolls Into Oncoming Traffic

Source: blog.cvn.com/

Las Vegas – Truck manufacturer Navistar International Corporation faced accusations on Wednesday in a Nevada state courtroom that a defective emergency brake in one of its tow trucks caused the vehicle to roll backwards into oncoming traffic, injuring a driver in the ensuing pileup.

Jurors heard opening statements in a negligence and products liability lawsuit filed by plaintiff Zuhey Cobos, who claims she suffered serious back, neck and shoulder injuries after the Navistar truck rolled across multiple lanes of traffic, causing another car to rear-end her. Cobos, who also sued Navistar dealer McCandless International Trucks and Tri State Towing, accuses Navistar of failing to act on multiple reports of similar brake failures that preceded the accident.

Read more – http://blog.cvn.com/navistar-brake-blamed-at-trial-after-runaway-tow-truck-rolls-into-oncoming-traffic

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