Ford Admits Crown Vic Failed Crash Test

Dallas Official Questions Why Ford Can Provides Safer Technology to Civilian‘Protection’ Car, but Not to Police








DALLAS, TX -- Ford Motor Company officials have admitted in sworn testimony that a Crown Victoria police car equipped with new fuel tank safety shields actually flunked its own crash test.



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Ford Settles with Families of Officers Burned to Death

Cruiser gas tanks caught fire after high-speed crash


By Carol Sowers
The Arizona Republic
May. 22, 2002

Ford Motor Co. has settled lawsuits filed by families of two Arizona law-enforcement officers who were burned alive after their Crown Victoria police cruisers burst into flames when they were struck from behind.


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Parents Of Dallas Police Officer To File Lawsuit



Suit Accuses Ford Motor Co. Of Negligence, Aggravated Assault, Malice – Dallas-Ft. Worth Feb.19, 2003

DALLAS -- The parents of a Dallas police officer killed when his Crown Victoria cruiser was hit from behind and burst into flames filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Ford Motor Co. Patrick Metzler was working off-duty on Oct. 23 with a construction crew on the High-Five interchange project at U.S. 75 and Interstate 635 when he was hit.

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