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Volvo fined for killer crash

2008-01-31 14:39
Saverne - Swedish carmaker Volvo has been fined €200 000 by a French court on Thursday after a deadly accident in which the brakes could have been at fault.

A driver lost control over her Volvo 850 TDI and knocked down three children on the pavement in the centre of Wasselone in northeast France in June 1999.

Two of the children died, the third was seriously injured.

The driver, a school teacher who was 49 at the time, received a suspended jail sentence of six months, a €300 fine and a one-year suspension of her driving licence.

She claimed the brake had become very rigid and she could not stop in time.

Volvo Car Corporation, a unit of Ford, has rejected the theory that the incident was caused by a mechanical defect the car and the firm is expected to appeal the court decision.

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