The fact that McDowell walked away is a testament to the design of these vehicles. Since we just did crashworthiness cases in class, I thought this is an interesting example of how far this technology has gone. In Larsen v. General Motors, 391 F.2d 495 (8th Cir. 1968), the court held that accidents and collisions are foreseeable for vehicle manufacturers and that designs must therefore be reasonably crashworthy.
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