Car AccidentsVideos Released Showing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incidents from Ford Explorers

December 13, 2017by Aaron Allison

Do you remember the reports of carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from the use of certain Ford Explorers, including those used by Austin Police Department? Ford came under fire after a series of incidents that left officers hospitalized after breathing in toxic fumes that were being emitted by their vehicles. Now, several videos have been released showing the effects of the carbon monoxide on police.

How the poisoning affected each cop varies. Several officers are still suffering from exposure that occurred months ago. Two officers are unable to return to work due to the effects, which include vision and cognitive problems, and three are still on limited duty status. Another officer miscarried after being exposed to carbon monoxide.

The first carbon monoxide incident was reported in February, when two officers reported problems with their Ford Explorer. Then in March, a sergeant reported an issue. These reports led Austin Police to install carbon monoxide detectors in their vehicles. Almost 70 leaks were reported.

More than 400 APD vehicles were taken out of service during the summer due to this issue, and they’ve been slowly being put back into service since. These vehicles were examined for problems, which were then repaired by local Ford dealerships.

Is your Ford Explorer a risk? Potentially. If you have suffered injury due to a defective product, our law firm is prepared to assist you.




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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.