DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Another lawsuit has been filed against General Motors because of their defective ignition key system.

The parents of a Georgia teen, who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash, allege GM knew of the defect that led to their daughter’s car crash but took steps to conceal it.

Alexina and William Van Pelt of Evans, Georgia say their daughter Haley has incurred more than $1 million in medical bills after she crashed into a tree.

They say her 2003 Saturn Ion lost control because of a defective key system. Their lawsuit was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.


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