According to local news sources, Fidel Flores was driving a Dodge Durango in Corpus Christi when he claims the car suddenly accelerated and would not stop even when he slammed on the brake. The vehicle crashed into a townhouse near McArdle and Rodd Field, killing 80-year-old Bettie Nelson, who was cooking in her kitchen. Flores was not charged or cited in the uncommon car accident though he died of unrelated health problems shortly after the crash. Another person, 92-year-old Wendell Keetch, was seriously injured in the crash.
The TX defective product attorney representing Keetch and the family of Nelson has filed a lawsuit claiming that the Corpus Christi car crash was caused by a defective throttle in the Chrysler. The throttle caused the car to accelerate without warning. Chrysler has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
We are often quick to blame the driver when it comes to car accidents like these, but sometimes crashes are caused by less common issues, such as mechanical problems, defective car parts, or acceleration issues. If you have been involved in a Texas car accident that you believe was caused by a dangerous or defective car part, speak to a Houston personal injury attorney immediately about your case.