Airbag blamed for road death

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

A FAULTY Takata airbag likely caused the death of a 58- yearold man who was in­volved in a se­ri­ous car crash in Syd­ney a week ago, NSW Po­lice say. The death is the first in Aus­tralia linked to the faulty airbags, which have claimed at least 18 lives world­wide. The man was driv­ing a Honda CRV that slammed into an­other car at an in­ter­sec­tion in Cabra­matta in south­west Syd­ney on July 13. While his fe­male pas­sen­ger and two peo­ple in the other ve­hi­cle sur­vived, the 58- year- old died at the scene. “In­ves­ti­ga­tions have re­vealed the death of the man is likely due to a fault in the airbag,” NSW Po­lice said.

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