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Vehicle Fire May Have Been Due To Takata Airbag

A vehicle fire that happened in Queensland, Australia, on Boxing Day that left one woman injured may also have been caused by a defective airbag. According to a story that Channel 10 News first reported on their website, a 20-year-old woman was returning to her home on Wednesday morning in Tambourine when the safety device deployed unexpectedly, causing her to crash her Hyundai i20 into a light post, knocking down power lines.

The vehicle caught fire after the crash. Two fire crews from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the scene of the accident while technicians from the power company, Energex cut power to the site of the crash scene.

The woman, whose name has not been released by Australian authorities, was transported to Logan Hospital to be treated for a broken collarbone and a possibly broken foot.

Even though the young woman’s vehicle is not currently on the list of those recalled because of faulty airbags, her stepfather has encouraged investigators to determine whether or not the airbag within his stepdaughter’s vehicle deployed prematurely.

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