Man blames pregnant wife's death on car manufacturer

Kelly Holleran Nov. 7, 2014, 9:17am

The husband and children of a deceased woman claim their pregnant mother and wife died due to the negligent design of the Chrysler in which they were riding.

Christopher Green as next friend to C.K.G. and V.G.G. filed a lawsuit Sept. 23 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Chrysler Group.

In his complaint, Christopher Green alleges he was driving a 2009 Dodge Durango north on state Highway 87 on Aug. 16 when it was struck head-on by a vehicle Jeremy Boykins was operating. At the time of the collision, Christopher Green's wife, Heather Green, was nine months pregnant and riding in the passenger side of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

"Despite being properly restrained, Heather Green and her unborn child sustained fatal injuries when their vehicle failed to protect them," the suit states.

Before her death, Heather Green suffered disfigurement, physical and emotional pain, torment, mental anguish and emotional distress, the complaint says. Christopher Green alleges he and his children suffered the loss of Heather Green's care, maintenance, support, services, advice and counsel following the collision.

Christopher Green blames Chrysler for causing his wife's death, saying the company negligently created a vehicle that was not crash-worthy and was unreasonably dangerous.

In his complaint, Christopher Green seeks economic and non-economic damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Attorneys E. Todd Tracy, Stewart Matthews and Andrew G. Counts of The Tracy Firm, in Dallas, will represent Green.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number: 2:14-CV-901

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