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Tesla Sued for Airbag Malfunction in Model 3 Highway Crash

  • Washington college professor blames automaker for brain injury
  • Company faces regulatory scrutiny over other safety issues
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Tesla Inc. was sued over a Maryland highway crash last year in which a Model 3’s airbags failed to deploy, leaving a college professor with brain damage.

Elon Musk, the company’s co-founder, has touted the Model 3 as the “safest car ever built” with the lowest risk of injury of any vehicle tested by government regulators. The lawyers who filed the suit said they believe it’s the first case targeting the electric-car maker’s airbags.