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Ford Pinto Reckless Homicide Trial

A news report outlines an upcoming criminal trial against the Ford Motor Company, set for January 15, 1980. The car manufacturer was charged with reckless homicide in the deaths of three Indiana teenagers who were killed when their Ford Pinto was hit from behind. Ford was accused of having prior knowledge of a design defect in the gas tank that would rupture in rear-end collisions.

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  • Ford Pinto Reckless Homicide Trial
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    A news report outlines an upcoming criminal trial against the Ford Motor Company, set for January 15, 1980. The car manufacturer was charged with reckless homicide in the deaths of three Indiana teenagers who were killed when their Ford Pinto was hit from behind. Ford was accused of having prior knowledge of a design defect in the gas tank that would rupture in rear-end collisions.

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