Driver In Takata Air Bag Suit Dies As Case Heads To Trial

By Sindhu Sundar (April 13, 2016, 8:35 PM EDT) -- A woman accusing Takata Corp. and American Honda Motor Co. Inc. of hiding the now-notorious defect in Takata inflators that prevents air bags from deploying properly in crashes has passed away from injuries sustained in 2014 car accident in which the air bag in her Honda Civic allegedly exploded while she was driving it and left her a quadriplegic.

Plaintiff Patricia Mincey, whose suit is still scheduled for trial in August, had alleged that the driver's-side air bag in a 2001 Honda Civic didn't deploy properly during what she described as a "minor collision" in an intersection in Jacksonville, Florida. The...

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