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Seatbelts Can Fail

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As much as we depend on seatbelts to save lives, you would think seatbelts would never fail. This is not always true. A jury in West Palm Beach Florida ordered Mitsubishe to pay $11,000,000 in damages to the parents of their 25 year old son Scott, who died after being partially ejected from a SUV made by Mitsubishi.
Attorneys representing the family argued that Mitsubishi sold the SUV even though it knew of problems with the belt. Scott apparently was catapulted backward through the rear window even though he was wearing his seatbelt.
We all need to be aware, that just because we have on a seatbelt there are mechanical failures inherent in some belts that allow the occupant to be ejected in a crash.