Klobuchar demands answers on recalled air bags
Shashi Chopra and her husband were on their way to meet their future son-in-law in March 2013 to discuss wedding plans for their daughter Tina.
The North Oaks couple were traveling the speed limit, 30 miles per hour, when another driver crashed into their 2002 BMW. The passenger-side air bag deployed, after which Chopra was completely blind. As she was loaded into the ambulance, the last thing she remembers is her son Vikas telling her, “Don’t worry. I’m here for you.”
“I stared death in the face,” she said at her home Monday.
As she told her story, Chopra was joined at her kitchen table by her family and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., who is highlighting defective Takata air bags found in millions of cars on U.S. roads. BMW recently expanded its air bag recall to 574,000 vehicles like th
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