On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, attorneys Theodore J. Leopold, Leslie M. Kroeger, and Poorad Razavi filed a wrongful death and products liability lawsuit on behalf of the family of Charlotte Blankenship against the Lindsay Corporation and several related entities, alleging negligence and liability.


On April 29, 2017, Ronald and Charlotte Blankenship were driving their car on Interstate 26, approximately one mile east of the intersection of Union Highway and Bethany Church Road in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, when their vehicle left the roadway off the right shoulder, striking a Lindsay X-LITE guardrail end-terminal. Instead of deflecting the car or collapsing (“telescoping” backward) to absorb the vehicle’s impact, as it is designed to do, the guardrail end-terminal impaled the couple’s car, violently striking Mrs. Blankenship, who suffered immediate and catastrophic injuries. She ultimately died from her injuries. Mr. Blankenship, who witnessed his wife’s death, survived the crash.

The family hopes to bring public awareness to the issue of safety on our roadways and to hold the Lindsay Corporation accountable.

Questions and Contact Information

If you have questions about this lawsuit, guardrails, highway safety, or other defective products in general, please call Mr. Leopold or Ms. Kroeger at 561-515-1400.

Media Inquiries

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