The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident is also named in the lawsuit because of his distracted driving. The lawsuit claims he was reaching into the backseat, causing him to swerve into oncoming traffic.
Although accidents like this are common, the couple’s family claim that without these design flaws, the couple would still be alive and the children’s injuries would have been prevented.
The case has attracted national media attention and Chrysler has extended sympathy to family and friends of the couple killed. The couple’s family hopes that if the lawsuit is successful, it will encourage companies like Chrysler to design safer vehicles in the future.
Source: The Houston Chronicle, “Relatives of Berry family sue Chrysler, driver in wreck that killed parents,” Susan Carroll, May 15, 2012