The family of a teenager they say was killed by dangerous guardrails has filed a consumer protection lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims X-LITE guardrails, made by Lindsay Corporation, are to blame for six deaths, including 17-year-old Hannah Eimers. It was filed by her father, Steven Eimers.
Eimers was killed in November 2016 when her vehicle collided with a X-LITE guardrail on the driver's side. The end of the guardrail sliced through her car door and hit Hannah in the head, killing her instantly, the lawsuit says.
“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,” Eimers said. “Companies who profit from selling safety mechanisms and who create public hazards, instead of public safety, must accept responsibility and do everything possible to ensure these tragedies never happen again.”
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in McMinn County. It's seeking relief for "physical, mental and financial" burdens placed on the Eimers family as a result of Hannah's crash.
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