CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 11, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Deborah Potter) Jimmy Garrett shown after being crippled in Ford Escort accident. Friend Chris Geboury reported killed in accident. Back seat safety belts noted blamed for crippling Garrett and Geboury's death. [Father Larry GARRETT - says seat belt's like loaded gun.] Garrett's suit against Ford discussed. Garretts reported asking government to recall Ford Escort and Lynx cars due to rear lap belts. [Lawyer Harold SAKAYAN - says Ford must make better belts.] Seat belt defect demonstrated. [Ford spokesperson Bob MUNSON - defends Ford.] [Center for Auto Safety spokesperson Clarence DITLOW - discusses belts.] Ford spokesperson quoted. Rear shoulder belts reported to be installed in future.
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