A Utah woman is suing an air bag maker, her car manufacturer and the dealership that inspected it after a faulty air bag sent shrapnel into her neck, nearly killing her.
Metal lodged in 25-year-old Randi Johnston’s throat in September, when her air bag deployed after she rear-ended another car on I-15. It sliced her trachea and damaged her vocal cords, leaving her unable to speak normally.
Johnston’s attorneys filed a personal injury lawsuit on Tuesday and named air bag manufacturer Takata Corp., Honda Motors and the Stockton 12 Automotive Group as defendants.
A spokesman for Larry H. Miller dealerships says the vehicle was inspected in March and a recall wasn’t issued until June.
Honda representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.
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