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NHTSA ASKED TO INVESTIGATE FATAL KIA OPTIMA CRASH
Government asked to investigate Kia Optima crash after twin boys killed in Winchester, Tennessee.
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— The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been asked to investigate a crash that killed twin 7-year-old boys and an 83-year-old woman. The 11:30 a.m. New Year's Eve crash in Winchester, Tennessee, occurred when a 2008 Kia Optima traveling 90 mph slammed into the rear-end of a minivan.
The minivan was stopped at a traffic light at Highway 41 and Bypass Road when the 2008 Kia Optima, driven by Mary Jane Parks, crashed into the back of the minivan, sending the minivan into a Ford F-150 driven by Robert Evans. The damage to the minivan was so severe it was difficult to tell it was a minivan (see image).
In the minivan were Lynetta and Aaron Hill, parents of twin 7-year-old boys James and John Hill. James Hill was pronounced dead at the scene and his brother John Hill died later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
The driver of the Kia Optima, Mary Parks, died the next day in hospital, but before she died Parks told authorities it felt like the gas pedal was stuck and she couldn't get it to move.
Lynetta Hill was hospitalized with numerous injuries, including a collapsed lung and numerous broken ribs. Her husband is in critical condition and Jimmie Northcutt, 75, a passenger in the Optima, is listed in stable condition.
NHTSA was asked to investigate any possible mechanical malfunction after local police said they were concerned about sticking gas pedal issues in the Kia Optima.
This is the second fatal New Year's Eve crash the government has been invited to investigate based on possible unintended acceleration events.
NHTSA has agreed to send investigators to California to investigate why a Toyota Yaris slammed into another vehicle, all without leaving any skid marks. The California crash killed five people.
KIA OPTIMA Problems - 2008 KIA OPTIMA Vehicle Speed Control Problems
Vehicle Speed Control Problem on the 2008 KIA OPTIMA
Car problem(s) with the 2008 KIA OPTIMA. This database includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.
There are 92 complaints filed for the 2008 KIA OPTIMA
Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2008 KIA OPTIMA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2008 KIA OPTIMA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.