Berthoud Teens Who Lost Legs In Crash Sue SUV Maker

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The two Berthoud High School students who lost both their legs in a two-vehicle crash earlier this year have filed a lawsuit against the maker of the vehicle they had been riding in.

Tyler Carron and Nikko Landeros filed the lawsuit Monday in Denver District Court.

It alleges that the rear doors of Carron's Isuzu Trooper obscured safety lights when they opened the doors to get a spare tire and jack out of the back.

Carron and Landeros lost their legs after another vehicle came up from the rear and hit them while they were behind the SUV on January 15th.

The attorney for the teens says the Trooper's design violates a federal law requiring safety lights to be visible.

Isuzu officials declined comment on the suit.

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  • by joe Location: colorado springs on Oct 21, 2007 at 05:09 AM
    they should sue God for making them stupid while they're at it...somewhere in their user's manual, I'm sure it states that road flares or cones should be placed several hundred feet away as a first step in any instance whereby the vehicle is disabled along the side of the road. why don't they sue the guy that hit them anyway??? Surely some lawyer advised them where they could make the most money -- jeez, I luv America these days!
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