Crown Vic Cars Tied To Deaths

The last minutes of trooper Patrick Ambroise’s short life were spent in a Crown Victoria Police Interceptor – a car praised for its strength, hailed for its durability and known to explode in high-speed rear-end crashes .

By one estimate, fiery Ford Crown Victoria crashes have claimed more lives than the notorious Ford Pinto, subject of a nationwide recall in 1978. “Basically, the Crown Vic is a big Pinto,” said Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington­-based advocacy group.

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