RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. – Jose Luis Robles holds a picture of his mother Delia Robles who was killed in a car accident in Riverside last September.
Delia left behind three children, three grandchildren, and many close friends, including Araceli Cazales.
“She was a happy girl, very kind, lovely, and she used to do everything for people. I know for sure a lot of people are missing her,” said Cazales.
Delia’s family and friends believe her death could have been easily prevented, and that’s why they say it’s especially heartbreaking.
She was driving a 2001 Honda Civic, which had been recalled because of defective Takata airbags, and federal investigators blame her death on faulty bags installed in the car when it was manufactured.
“When I heard about the accident, I was in shock,” said Cazales.
Delia’s death draws attention to a major threat which remains on roadways and freeways all across the country:
millions of cars which still have not had faulty, recalled Takata airbags replaced, despite the fact that recalls on some models began as early as 2008.
Making matters worse, the recall list is expected to grow.
In fact, by 2020, the number of cars recalled in the U.S. alone, because of bad…