A U.S. auto-safety agency is launching an investigation of seatbelts installed in Polaris Slingshot vehicles after a driver was ejected and killed in a crash despite being buckled up, reported Bloomberg.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration summary of the crash, the driver of the Slingshot was partially ejected from the Slingshot despite the fact that he was using the vehicle's seatbelt. Post-crash pictures showed the seatbelt's retractor was "in a shattered condition with the internal components found outside the retractor body." The driver was wearing a helmet.
The investigation will cover 4,779 Slingshots from the 2015 model year.
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