Oklahoma family suing Kia after rental car caught on fire on H3


SPONTANEOUSLY BURST INTO FLAMES ON THE H-3 FREEWAY. THE INCIDENT CAUSED SEVERE BURNS TO THE DRIVER. TONIGHT, SIX WEEKS LATER, HE REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL… AND IS STILL FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE. NATS: CAR FIRE SOUNDS CELL PHONE VIDEO CAPTURES THE MOMENTS AFTER A CAR BURST INTO FREEWAY. THE RAGING CAR FIRE TRAPPING 33-YEAR-OLD DRIVER JORDAN CARLTON. RICK FRIED, VICTIM’S ATTORNEY: “HE HAS ENDED UP W 85 PERCENT OF HIS BODY BURNED AND 90 PERCENT OF THAT 3RD DEG BURNS.” ATTORNEY RICK FRIED SAYS JORDAN AND HIS MOM BECKY WERE VISITING OAHU FROM OKLAHOMA. ON JUNE 30TH… THEY WERE DRIVING ON THE H- 3.. WHEN THEIR 2019 KIA SOUL RENTAL CAR RICK FRIED, ATTORNEY: “WHEN I FIRST MET W THE DIRECTOR OF THE BURN UNIT AT STRAUB, HE GAVE HIM A 1 PERCENT CHANCE OF SURVIVAL.” JORDAN’S MOM JUMPED OUT OF THE MOVING CAR… ROBERT CARLTON SAYS HIS WIFE IS HEALING WELL… BUT HIS SON’S BURNS WERE SO BAD DOCTORS HAD TO AMPUTATE NEARLY ALL OF HIS FINGERS AND TOES. ROBERT CARLTON: “AS YOU WELL KNOW IF YOU GOT CHILDREN YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW HORRIBLE IT’S BEEN TO SEE YOUR SON LAYING IN A HOSP BED IN THAT KIND OF CONDITION.” NATS: LAWSUIT SLAMMING DOWN ON TABLE NOW THE FAMILY IS FILING A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE RENTAL CAR COMPANY… AND KIA MOTORS. THE SUIT ALLEGES PRIOR TO THE NON-COLLISION FIRES IN KIA VEHICLES.. AND THAT KIA KNEW OF THE PROBLEM. ROBERT CARLTON, JORDAN’S DAD: “I’M NOT GONNA SUGAR COAT ANYTHING..I’M VERY ANGRY.” WE REACHED KIA MOTORS… A MEDIA RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE TELLS US THEY DO NOT COMMENT ON LEGAL MATTERS. LAUREN: AGAIN JORDAN WAS BURNED FROM THE NECK DOWN. HIS DAD SAYING HE NEEDS MONTHS AND MONTHS OF SKIN GRAFTS. THE SAME… WE’RE TOLD JORDAN IS A FIGHTER. DASH:

3 thoughts on “Oklahoma family suing Kia after rental car caught on fire on H3

  1. First their phones…now their cars…stay away from anything Korean made…

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