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GM Settles Lawsuit Over 'Sidesaddle' Fuel Tanks – 18-Year-Old Died After Fire In Pickup Truck

A woman whose 18-year-old son died in a fire after a pickup truck accident has settled her products liability case against General Motors for a confidential amount. Plaintiff Cindy Hahs contended that the "sidesaddle" design of a 1974 Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck — which had fuel tanks mounted outside the pickup's protective frame — caused the ...