NORTHEAST 2018 to Feature Todd Tracy Crash Test Vehicles
March 7, 2018—NORTHEAST 2018 will feature vehicles involved in attorney Todd Tracy's KARCO Engineering crash tests.
Tracy will present, "Anatomy of a Lawsuit- Crash Testing for Evidence" at NORTHEAST on Saturday, March 17 at 5 p.m.
Tracy famously won the plaintiffs $42 million in a case against John Eagle Collision in Dallas, Texas, after their 2010 Honda Fit was hit by a hydroplaning Toyota Tundra and burst into flames, with the couple trapped inside. In a previous repair on the Fit, John Eagle Collision chose to ignore Honda procedures that required the roof of the Fit to be welded on, opting instead to glue it back on with adhesive.
Following the verdict, Tracy worked with KARCO Engineering to perform crash tests in Adelanto, Calif. He used three Honda Fits: One with a glued on roof, one repaired with aftermarket parts and one with OEM parts. The results from the tests show the potential negative impact of aftermarket parts on vehicle occupants.
AASP-NJ's NORTHEAST 2018 show will be held March 16-18 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J.