After several deaths and injuries, Yamaha Motor Corp has agreed to voluntarily suspend sales of its Rhino 450, 660 and 700 model off-road recreational vehicles. Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles until a free repair is made by a Yamaha repair facility.
Yamaha’s repair includes the installation of a spacer on the rear wheels and the removal of a sway bar to help reduce chances of rollover accidents. In addition, the vehicle can also be equipped with passenger handholds and doors that will keep arms and legs inside the vehicle in case of a rollover. Of course as with all off-road vehicles, always wear a helmet and seatbelt to avoid serious personal injury.
Among the many deaths and serious injuries are several persons from Orange County. Last month, a family from Garden Grove was seriously injured and the father died when their off-road vehicle flipped over.
If you have been injured in this type of off-road vehicle, you talk with an Orange County personal injury attorney immediately about this dangerous product. A good lawyer will offer a free consultation and will give you an overview of your options.