NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. report that Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon have passed steering tests and are reliable, despite recent report to contrary in "Consumer Reports" magazine, noted. Mag. publisher, Consumers Union, claims about report of steering-related accidents with 2 models and Chrysler's response reported Ford Motors' recent recall of several Pinto models due to danger of fuel tank explosion in rear-end crash mentioned. Deaths of 2 children in such crash reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Waltersburg, Pennsylvania) Details of crash, in which Diana Tringes and Michelle Everly died, given. [Witness Calvin MANSELL - describes attempts to save children and inability to do so because of fire. Notes girls were screaming.] Injuries to other passengers in car and National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. probe of accident mentioned.
REPORTER: David Hazinski (WIIC-TV, Pittsburgh)
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