Family Says Defective Guardrail Killed Teen Daughter

By Emily Field (October 24, 2017, 8:59 PM EDT) -- The father of a teenage girl killed in a highway accident last year hit the manufacturers of the X-Lite guardrail system with a suit Monday in Tennessee state court, saying the guardrail system has been linked to at least six deaths since 2016.

Hannah Eimers, 17, was driving her family's 2000 Volvo on Nov. 1 on Interstate 75 when she hit a median and struck an X-Lite guardrail terminal made by Valmont Industries, Lindsay Corp. and their subsidiaries that should have "telescoped" on impact to minimize injury in that kind of situation, according to her father, Steve Eimers. But instead of...

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