DETROIT (Jan. 2)—Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. have settled a rollover case in a Michigan circuit court for an undisclosed amount. Chuck Burt, 26, of White Lake, Mich., was paralyzed in June 2000 when his Ford Explorer equipped with Firestone tires suffered a tread separation and rolled over. Burt's wife, who was driving, and his daughter were not seriously injured. A Ford spokeswoman noted that Burt wasn't wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, unlike his wife and daughter. "Seat belts can prevent injury only when people wear them," she said.
Ford, Firestone settle with rollover victim
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