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WOMAN SUES PORSCHE OVER AIRBAG FAILURE IN PALM BEACH COUNTY CRASH

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AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY, ACCORDING TO SUIT, IN PANAMERA SMASHED ON FLORIDA TURNPIKE…

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Porsche marketing image of 2016 Panamera. (Courtesy: Porsche).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Porsche is being sued by a local woman who says the airbag in a Porsche Panamera did not deploy when the car was involved in a critical crash on the Florida Turnpike.

According to the suit just filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Raquel Arty was a passenger in the vehicle owned by a family member. That family member let someone else drive the vehicle who fell asleep behind the wheel. Arty was unable to do anything before the car slammed into a guardrail. The impact, according to the suit, was so significant that the airbag should have deployed on the passenger side, but did not.

Arty, according to the suit, suffered significant injuries that her attorneys say would have been lessened had the airbag deployed as expected. Among the injuries, “face lacerations and fractured vertebrae.”

The suit, which seeks in excess of $30,000 statutory minimum, claims that Porsche North America knew there was a safety problem but did nothing about it, sold a defective vehicle, and marketed safety devices that did not work.

Read the complete lawsuit, below. Arty is represented by the law firm of Demesin and Dover in Fort Lauderdale. Porsche has not yet filed a response to the suit, according to records reviewed by BocaNewsNow.com with the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts.

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