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Ford Motors / Pinto Fire Hazard / California Lawsuit #52878

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 07, 1978
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(Studio) Earlier reports on government tests on Ford Pintos because of hazards of fuel tanks in crashes noted. Report with regard to Santa Ana, California, jury's award to victim of such crash.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Santa Ana, California) Details given with regard to south California Pinto crash involving Richard Grimshaw and Mrs. Lilly Gray; lawsuit against Ford Motors noted. Photos shown. Govt. tests of Pintos described; film shown. Santa Ana jury's award to Grimshaw in lawsuit cited. [GRIMSHAW - isn't sure what he'll do with money. Would like to donate some to Orange Cnty. Med. Center burn unit. Won't spend any on self for long time. Isn't bitter, but sad about accident; is trying to overcome feelings.] Expected appeals in case and possibility of wait for money noted.
REPORTER: Jim Mitchell

(Studio) Ford Motors statement with regard to Pinto involved in Grimshaw accident and re: jury award quoted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Mitchell, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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