Settlements, Including Eight Police Burn Death/Injury
Cases, Howell Sisters Burn Deaths
A Safety Matter - Family of Sisters Dies
in Fiery Wreck
The Howell sisters, Megan Howell
(from left), Tara Howell Parker and Mysti Howell-Poplin,
died in 2003 when their rented limo was hit in
the rear and burned. Last month, Ford Motor Co.
did something that it could have done at least
three years ago. It began distributing a basic
safety shield that reduces the risk of fire when
a Lincoln Town Car limousine is hit from behind.
That shield might have saved the lives of three sisters who burned to death
on Sept. 10, 2003, on their way home from a rock concert in Greensboro, NC.
A drunk driver plowed into the back of the limo as it was stopped in traffic.
Ford had begun installing the plastic shields in its Crown Victoria police
cruisers the year before the sisters died. But until this September, the company
had maintained that the shields were not needed in its limos and other mechanically-similar
Ford's decision to reverse course comes as it prepares for a wrongful-death
lawsuit filed in Davie County by the women's families. See
News Story >
Couple Burned When Ford Limousine
Struck While In Motion
FLORIDA -- Diane Huseman was severely
burned and her husband, Roger, was injured when
the 2003 Lincoln Town Car limousine in which they
were passengers was struck from behind and erupted
in flames. Both vehicles were traveling west on
SR 93 in Florida when the incident occurred on
May 1, 2005, in Naples, FL. Diane was burned over
40% of her body and spent four months undergoing
Ford Protecting Those Who Serve & Protect?
Officer Jason Schechterle
testifies before Texas Legislature
at least 18 law enforcement officers have been
either killed or severely burned in the CVPI's
following highway speed, rear-end collisions.
Officer Jason Schechterle, severly injured on March
26, 2001, testifies before Texas Legislature April
14, 2003. As his case unfolds, a greater amount
of information about the Ford Crown Victoria Police
Interceptor is being revealed.
More of this story >
Sends Cop Car Suits to State Courts
Family Settles Ford Suit
cars for police get OK
Technical Service Bulletin
Tank and Fire Shield Prevent Fire in High Speed
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