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Auto Safety / Pinto / Omni and Horizon #55065

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Pennsylvania car crash involving Pinto, in which 2 children are killed.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Waltersburg, Pennsylvania) National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. film shown. Details of Pennsylvania accident given; those killed are Diane Tringes and Michelle Everly. [Eyewitness William HARPER - describes scene of crash.] photos shown. [Eyewitness Calvin MANSELL - describes scene; notes children were trapped in back seat, over gasoline tank.] Lawsuits against Ford Motors in other Pinto crash cases noted; Ford's refusal to comment on Pennsylvania accident reported [Crash victim Sandra TRINGES - is sure that it was gas tank that exploded.] Ford's recall of 1971-76 Pintos stated; is noted that Tringes' hadn't received recall notice.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Consumers Union's recent complaints about safety of Chrysler's Omni and Horizon cars recalled. Federal traffic safety agency s report that both have passed steering and stability tests noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Details of Consumer's Union tests and reports on safety problems of Horizon and Omni, Chrysler's reaction and its tests and new report from National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. that its tests show cars are safe to drive given. Films from Consumers Union and Chrysler shown.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry

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