A man took out a pregame Super Bowl ad with a West Palm Beach affiliate in hopes that President Trump would see it. Looking into the camera, the man said, “President Trump, your concerns about guardrail spearing are legitimate.”
The 30-second ad, a public service announcement, speaks to the death of the man’s daughter that involved a Lindsay X-LITE guardrail. The man’s daughter was driving to school one morning in 2016 when she lost control of her father’s car. The vehicle skidded off the road and into a guardrail. Instead of crumpling the car, the guardrail pierced it and impaled the teenager.
Several months after the accident, the man received a bill for the guardrail that had been damaged in the accident. The bill was nearly $3,000. The man called the bill he received tasteless and “almost comical.”
After his daughter’s death, the man began a campaign to have guardrails removed. Safety concerns have been mounting in Tennessee where the accident took place and, less than a week before the accident, the Tennessee DOT removed the guardrails from a list of approved products.
The deaths have been linked to other deaths in the United States, with most of them occurring in Tennessee.
If you have been injured in an accident in West Palm Beach, you may have the right to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and more. Call our office to arrange for a free case evaluation and discover more about your legal options. We are here for you and your family as you move forward with your lives.