As we have stated above another Takata airbag-related death has been reported. This one was in Louisiana. A young woman bled to death after a Takata Corp. air bag in her Honda Motor Co. Ltd. vehicle deployed during a vehicle crash. Shrapnel was fired into her neck, severing an artery. This is the seventh known fatality in the U.S. attributed to defective air bags supplied by Takata. A lawsuit over the death was filed by the victim’s mother in a Louisiana federal court.
Kylan Langlinais, who was 22 years old, was driving her 2005 Honda Civic when it crashed into a utility pole. The driver’s-side air bag shot pieces of metal and other material throughout the car’s interior, severing her carotid artery and ultimately causing her death more than four days later. The complaint alleges:
The Honda defendants and Takata defendants are all directly responsible for plaintiff’s damages, which were caused by the defective air bag safety system in the subject vehicle and which caused Kylan Langlinais’ fatal injuries.
Crystal Lynn Langlinais said that the car was among the millions of Honda vehicles recalled by NHTSA. But she says her daughter only received notice of the recall on April 7, 2015, two days after the accident and two days before her death. The passenger-side air bag did deploy, but the driver was killed by shrapnel from the air bag.
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