November 15, 2017

A Tennessee man recently took his fight against a controversial guardrail to the halls of Capitol Hill.
Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan reports.

A guardrail that can be found on roads in Maryland and Virginia has been blamed for at least six deaths in the country.

Steve Eimers made it his mission to get the guardrail recalled after his 17-year-old daughter died in a horrific crash last year. He said he wants to prevent another tragedy.

“I’m fighting so no other family has to be here,” he said.


He is suing the manufacturer of that guardrail end terminal -- the third lawsuit claiming the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail pierced vehicles during crashes in Tennessee, killing people inside.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is so concerned, it's spending millions of dollars to remove X-LITES from its roads.

A News4 Consumer Investigation found thousands of those controversial guardrails are all over Virginia and Maryland.

The full news report can be viewed here.