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Car crash victim died from poisoned airbag

by | 30th, May 2012

RONALD Smith, 59, died in a road traffic accident. The crash did not kill him. The airbag in his Vauxhall Insignia did. The crash caused a window to break. The glass punctured the airbag. Mr Smith breathed in the airbag’s fumes and died.

At South Tyneside Coroner Terence Carney, his widow, June Smith, says:

“I knew from the very beginning that it was the airbag. I just knew. It’s just not fair that you have to lose someone because of something that is meant to save a life.”

You can read more about the chemistry insde an airbag here.

 



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