Takata Airbag Recalls
September 2, 2016

New Lawsuit Against Takata Over Deadly Texas Truck Crash


Takata faces a new lawsuit over its airbags. This time, however, the lawsuit involves a survivor of the deadly Texas truck explosion that resulted in one woman dying and four others injured. One of those injured, Rene De Los Santos Olvedo, claims to have “sustained a blast induced concussion and has suffered permanent hearing loss.”

The accident occurred in Quemado, Texas on August 22 when an eighteen wheeler carrying Takata airbag parts and ammonium nitrate ignited, causing a massive explosion that leveled the home of Lucila Robles.

A Houston based attorney representing Olvedo, filed the lawsuit against TK Holdings, Inc. and Takata de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. The lawsuit states the “chemical compound used Defendants (TK Holdings, Inc. and Takata de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.) in their air bag propellant and inflators has a history of causing death and destruction.”

The lawsuit is asking for a temporary restraining order against TK Holdings, Inc. and Takata de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Olveda’s attorney stated the following:
“A temporary restraining order is necessary at this time to gain access to the blast site and conduct crater analysis. Takata has been at the blast site since early last week and based on news reports has been confiscating evidence.”