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Kurt considers legal action after crash

2013-07-16 13:09
Johannesburg - Afrikaans singer Kurt Darren is considering legal action after the front airbags of the Toyota Fortuner he was travelling in did not deploy during the crash he was involved in last Sunday, reports Beeld.

Darren, artist agent Marnus Bisschoff and his secretary Nadia van Rensburg were all seriously injured in the accident on their way home from watching a rugby match.

"A possible claim against the manufacturer of the vehicle is being considered," Delia de Vries, a lawyer from Pretoria told Beeld.

Beeld published a photograph of the wreck, showing that the front airbags did not deploy. Only the airbag in the left front door, where the singer sat, deployed during the crash.

Darren's family said they suspected that this may have been the reason why he sustained a knock on the head, and possibly damaged his optic nerve, as he had experienced continuous double vision issues since the accident.

Since the crash, in which Darren also broke eleven ribs, he has been recovering in the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

Toyota spokesperson Leo Kok said Toyota South Africa had never had a vehicle of which the airbags did not deploy when needed.

"For an airbag to deploy during an accident, there are several requirements. The power and angle of impact and the position of the vehicle will determine which airbags deployed, if any. Without analysing the vehicle itself, it is impossible to determine which factors played a role."

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