Volvo Fined in Fatal French Car Crash Case

Sweden-based car manufacturer Volvo was found guilty of manslaughter over a 1999 car crash in France.

The company, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company was fined US$ 300.000.

The French court ruled that Volvo was indirectly responsible for the crash which killed two children and seriously injured a third when they were run over by a Volvo 850 TDI with faulty breaks on their way to school.

The driver of the car was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence, was fined and had her driving licence temporarily revoked.

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