LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - State transportation officials have announced they will remove highway guardrail end caps manufactured by a Nebraska company that have been the subject of lawsuits alleging safety defects.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation said Monday that it is temporarily discontinuing the use of the X-Lite guardrail end caps, a system manufactured by Lindsay Corp., of Omaha. Officials say the only four X-Lite end caps currently in use in the state, all on the Platte River bridge south of Central City, will be removed.
The Lincoln Journal Star reports the company is defending its product. Lindsay said in a statement that when properly installed and maintained, "roadside hardware like X-Lite will reduce the number and severity of injuries sustained in car accidents."
Lawsuits in South Carolina and Tennessee blame the guardrails for deaths in those states.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com
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