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March 2, 2003
By DANNY HAKIM
New York Times
DETROIT — What makes one automobile safer than another? This used to be a simple question. Regulators looked at collision data. If more people tended to die while riding in Vehicle X than in Vehicle Y, then Vehicle Y was safer. In the 1970’s, the government added crash testing to study how cars did in different kinds of collisions.Read more
By JIM FITZGERALD
Associated Press Writer
February 14, 2003, 1:41 PM EST
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The family of a state trooper who was killed when his Crown Victoria cruiser was hit from behind sued the Ford Motor Co. Friday for more than $250 million, alleging negligence in the manufacture of the nation’s most popular police car.Read more
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A sport utility vehicle rammed into a state trooper’s cruiser on the side of the road and burst into flames, killing the trooper and driver and injuring six others, at least five seriously.
Thursday’s accident began when the Jeep Cherokee crashed into another car while trying to change lanes, said State Trooper Jesse Temple, a police spokesman. The Jeep careened off the car and plowed into the back of the cruiser.