Volvo has been found guilty of manslaughter after a court ruled the faulty brakes were to blame for a car accident in France. Catherine Kohtz lost control while driving her Volvo 850 TDI vehicle and killed two children in 1999.
While Volvo was fined 200,000 euros ($296,950), Kohtz received a six-month suspended jail term, a 300 euro fine and her license was suspended for a year.
Volvo denied the car was faulty. “This is a tragic incident for everyone involved,” a company spokesman said. “There was no problem with the brakes.”
Volvo’s said that the accident was the result of a mechanical defect and will try to appeal the ruling.
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