Family sues GM for fatal crash

Suzanne Baker and her husband Danny are joined by their lawyer Russel Molot (right) Friday, April...

Suzanne Baker and her husband Danny are joined by their lawyer Russel Molot (right) Friday, April 11, 2014 at a presser announcing a class action suit against General Motors. Their son Nick Baker died in a car crash in 2012 in a vehicle in which the airbag didn't deploy. (SOPHIE DESROSIERS/QMI AGENCY)

Sophie Desrosiers, QMI Agency

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OTTAWA ─ A class action lawsuit has been filed against General Motors by the family of a young man killed because his airbag didnít deploy.

Nick Baker was 22 where he was killed in a car crash on Oct. 18 2012, just three days after his birthday.

On March 31, more than 18 months after Nick's death, the Bakers received a letter addressed to their son.

It was a recall notice from GM involving the 2006 Saturn Ion Nick had been driving the night of his accident.

The airbag in Nick's vehicle hadn't deployed at the time of the crash.

The Bakers and their lawyer, Russel Molot have partnered with Toronto-based firm Rochon Genova LLP, and filed the class-action lawsuit against GM and some of its subsidiaries.

The lawsuit, which has yet to be certified, will seek $500 million in punitive damages.

 


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