The widow of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who died in a fiery crash on a Florida Turnpike has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. and others. The officer, Patrick Ambroise, 35, died when his parked Ford Crown Victoria cruiser was rear-ended and burst into flames on May 15th. According to the lawsuit, Ford negligently sells poorly-designed vehicles with improperly placed gas tanks that are prone to rupture and explode in rear-end collisions. The widow and her two young daughters are seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit.
A number of law enforcement officers have been killed in these Ford vehicles. This was a tragedy, made all the worse because it was preventable. Also named in the suit are the driver and owner of the Lexus that, according to the lawsuit, veered onto the shoulder and slammed full speed into the back of the trooper’s parked cruiser. The lawsuit was filed last month in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
Source: Miami Herald
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