ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 23, 1983
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(Studio) Texas family reported awarded more than $106 million in with regard to accident in Ford Mustang.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(DC) Deborah Durrill of Corpus Christi, Texas, recalled killed in 1978 in 1974 Mustang II accident involving rear-end collision and gasoline tank fire. Jury reported finding Ford Motors guilty of gross negligence. [Father William DURRILL - says suit was to point up dangerous vehicle.] [Ford attorney Dick NOLLOY - claims circumstances of collision exonerate Ford.] Problems of Ford sub-compact cars noted. Deaths in Pintos recalled. [Director Center for Auto Safety Clarence DITLOW - says Mustang II problem could have been corrected for less than $10.] Other suits involving Mustang II noted.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson
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