A controversial guardrail blamed for at least six deaths is being pulled from Maryland's approved products list in accordance with new federal standards. The Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officals agreed on new criteria for guardrails due to the changing sizes and types of vehicles on the nation's highway, according to the Maryland State Highway Association.
A guardrail that can be found on roads in Maryland and Virginia has been blamed for at least six deaths in the country. Steve Eimers made it his mission to get the guardrail recalled after his 17-year-old daughter died in a horrific crash last year. He said he wants to prevent another tragedy. “I’m fighting so no other family has to be here,” he said. The last time he saw Hannah, she was heading to a Halloween party. “I think I told her to have a good time, and that I loved her,” Eimers said.
A controversial guardrail is being blamed for at least six deaths, and a News4 consumer investigation found thousands of them are on roads in Virginia and Maryland. According to three lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail, instead of deflecting vehicles, in some cases the X-LITE pierces them with deadly consequences. Steve Eimers 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, died last year when her car was pierced by a guardrail after she ran off the road.
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