A woman passed away after hitting a tree in her Saturn Ion in 2003. It was not until this week that her family received the news that her accident was a result of a defect in the vehicle. The woman’s family had long thought that she must have had a stroke while driving. However, this news reveals that it was not a health issue, but rather a vehicle defect that led to the woman’s death.
Her accident was one of many caused by the defective ignition switch. This defect lead to the recall of 2.6 million cars by General Motors this year. GM has created a victims’ compensation fund, and the woman’s family is entitled to a minimum of $1 million in compensation from this fund.
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