Dallas Official Questions Why Ford Can Provides Safer Technology to Civilianâ€˜Protectionâ€™ 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.
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.
Suit Accuses Ford Motor Co. Of Negligence, Aggravated Assault, Malice
NBC5i.com â€“ 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.