Volvo fined in France for brake fault in accident

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SAVERNE, France, Jan 31 - Swedish carmaker Volvo was fined 200,000 euros ($297,400) by a French court on Thursday after a deadly accident in which the brakes could have been at fault. A driver lost control over her Volvo 850 TDI and knocked down three children on the pavement in the centre of Wasselone in northeast France in June 1999. Two of the children died, the third was seriously injured. The driver, a school teacher who was 49 at the time, received a suspended jail sentence of ...

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