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Family members sue over fatal Bay Area limo fire

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:05 a.m. HST, Oct 25, 2013

FRESNO, Calif. » Family members of the victims of a fatal Bay Area limousine fire have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against six different companies.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the lawsuit claims the companies were responsible for the vehicle malfunction that caused the May 4 fire that trapped nine women, killing five of them, as they drove over the San Mateo Bridge.

Investigators say a failure of the air suspension system caused the fire.

Limo Stop Inc., Ford Motor Co., Bay Area Limousine Repair Inc., Accubuilt Inc., Accubuilt Acquisition Holdings Inc., and DaBryan Coach Builders Inc. are named in the suit. Each is responsible for manufacturing or modifying the limousine. No criminal charges were filed.

The Chronicle says company representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

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leoscott wrote:
Ka Ching! Payday!
on October 25,2013 | 06:58AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
It's incredible that the limo didn't have a fire extinguisher which might have prevented this tragedy and loss of life....
on October 25,2013 | 09:55AM
patk wrote:
Didn't matter if it did, the driver was on his phone and bolted once he realized the car was on fire. Left the women to die.
on October 25,2013 | 10:52AM
nitpikker wrote:
driver should have shown more responsibility for his passengers.
on October 25,2013 | 12:42PM
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