A whistleblower lawsuit alleges that the Trinity ET-Plus’s guardrail systems were replaced with defective and faulty end terminals without telling federal authorities. While Trinity Industries, Inc. one of the largest guardrail makers in the United States, admits that they did not inform federal authorities of the changes because they were only cosmetic changes; the lawsuit claims that the guardrails’ dimensions changed from 5 inches wide to 4 inches wide causing an increased risk of guardrail defection.
The lawsuit further alleges that instead of sweeping the vehicles off to the side of the road as intended, the guardrails are ramming into the cabins of the vehicles, skewering cars and acting like a shiv. At least nine personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are pending against Trinity’s guardrail ET-Plus end terminals. The whistleblower in the lawsuit believes that the quiet change in guardrails caused an increase in accidents, including approximately 20 fatalities.
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