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BMW recall delay ‘contributed to driver death’

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Narayan GurungImage copyright Gurung household
Image caption Narayan Gurung was killed on Christmas Day in 2016 when his automobile swerved to keep away from a stalled BMW

BMW’s delay in recalling UK vehicles with an electrical fault contributed to a driver’s dying, an inquest has discovered.

The German agency solely recalled vehicles within the UK after Narayan Gurung died when his automobile crashed into a tree to keep away from a broken-down BMW on Christmas Day 2016.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) was additionally criticised for failing to press BMW for a recall.

There was inadequate proof to conclude the dying was corporate manslaughter, the inquest discovered.

“Despite recognising this risk, the DVSA failed to call for, and BMW AG and BMW UK failed to initiate, a recall until after Mr Gurung’s death,” Surrey Assistant Coroner Anna Loxton stated.

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