A fatal rollover crash on Highway 146 in Mont Belvieu seriously injured five people and killed a sixth earlier this week. Initial reports from the crash scene noted that there were several children involved in the fatal rollover crash, but no details were released as to how many or the extent of their injuries.
On Friday, Ford Motor Company recalled nearly 130,000 vehicles in the United States, including its Mercury Milan and Ford Fusion. According to a posting on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, the affected vehicles with model years 2010 and 2011 may suffer fractures in the wheel studs and, if ignored, can cause the 17" steel wheels to fall off while the vehicle is in motion or operation.
Last year saw the largest number of auto recalls in the U.S. in the last six years. Over 20.3 million motor vehicles were recalled due to auto defects and safety reasons - the highest number since 2004 when 30.8 million vehicles were recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). the Detroit News, automakers launched 648 recall campaigns in the last 12 months, second only to 2008.
Sean Bowman's family alleges that due to a serious, hidden flaw in Windstar vans that Ford took years to do anything about, the 28-year-old Massachusetts father was killed on his way to pick up his two young daughters.