The Remington Walden Auto Safety Fund
The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.
Lindsay Newsome Strickland and Bryan Walden, parents of Remington Cole Walden, have made a significant contribution to the Center for Auto Safety in Washington D.C. to establish “The Remington Walden Auto Safety Fund” at the Center. The fund will be used to advance the cause of automotive safety through the work of the Center.
“We are very pleased to help the Center for Auto Safety, which tried to get the U. S. Government to take action that would have spared our son from death,” said Lindsay Strickland and Bryan Walden in a joint statement. “People continue to die in fires in these Jeeps all over the country – it is a needless tragedy.”
Remington Walden died at age 4 ½ on March 6, 2012 when the Fiat-Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was a backseat passenger strapped in a child booster seat was struck in the rear and exploded in flames. The Grand Cherokee had a gas tank located at the rear of the car, a mere 11 inches from the rear, hanging 6 inches below the bottom of the car.
In 2009—three years before Remington Walden was killed—the Center for Auto Safety had petitioned the U. S. government agency that is supposed to attend to automotive safety, The National Highway Traffic Administration Agency (“NHTSA”) to recall all the Fiat-Chrysler rear gas tank Jeeps, in order to prevent further needless deaths by fire and burn injuries.
Contribute to the Remington Walden Auto Safety Fund, to help advance the cause of automotive safety as the Center works to prevent other senseless tragedies.