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Mother Says Her Son Was a GM Recall Victim

UNION TOWNSHIP — A woman from Luzerne County told Newswatch 16 she believes her son died in a crash as a result of a faulty ignition switch related to the General Motors recall.

It was back in December along Route 239 near Shickshinny that Jordan Sult, 18, died.

State police said he was speeding, lost control of his car, and hit a telephone pole. Troopers said he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

However, news about the GM recall has Jordan Sult’s mother thinking there was much more to the story.

“Finding out that there’s a chance that they could have corrected this problem and my son could be alive, it just makes it seem so much worse,” said Susanne Sult of Shickshinny.

Sult believes her son’s 2005 Chevy Cobalt was one of the GM cars with a faulty ignition switch, one of the cars now being recalled.

According to the crash report put together by state police, the car’s airbags did not deploy. The report says there was no evidence of mechanical failure.

It also says Sult didn’t try to correct the car’s path after he lost control. His mother said maybe he couldn’t.

“I’m sure hundreds and thousands of people have gone down through there at that speed. That part of it doesn’t explain why he lost control,” said Sult.

Sult has spoken with an attorney from California who’s involved in several GM recall cases and wants to represent her. She hasn’t decided yet what she wants to do, but there’s one thing she knows for sure.

“My goal is to have my day in court. I want them to know what it’s done to my family.”


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