The father of a 17-year-old girl who died after her vehicle hit a Lindsay X-LITE guardrail terminal has filed a lawsuit against the companies involved in the product's manufacturing and installation.
Hannah Eimers was driving northbound on Interstate 75 in McMinn County where her car left the road, striking an X-Lite terminal. Instead of deflecting her vehicle, the rail impaled her car. She died instantly.
Since that November 2016 crash, her father has been fighting to have X-Lites removed from roads nationwide.
“Every day, my family must confront the never-ending nightmare of losing our beautiful daughter Hannah, a pain shared by many others across this country who have seen precious lives cut short by this dangerous product,” Steve Eimers said in a statement about the lawsuit.
The suit filed Tuesday in McMinn County Circuit Court seeks relief for physical, mental and financial damages incurred by the Eimers family as the result of their daughter's death. The Eimers family is being represented by Ted Leopold and Leslie Mitchell Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll.
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