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Cobalt Crash Victim Speaks Out
DAYTON -- The local owner of a recalled Chevy Cobalt is speaking out.
Six years ago, Dayton resident Tammy Draughn lost traction on her way home in her 2006 Cobalt.
"I was very fortunate to be alive. [My] skull was just split wide open," Draughn explained. "I went into a sideways spin and I hit a ditchline head on and then I tried to steer out and hit a rock and the car spun six times on its side."
Not one of the car's six air bags deployed.
After a stint in the hospital with head, dental and numerous body injuries, Tammy used the time off work to hire an attorney. After inspecting the car's black box, General Motors representatives told Tammy they weren't responsible for her damages.
"It was just very short and sweet. Two sentences. I'm sorry but there's nothing we're going to do," Draughn recalled.
Tammy says her budget and gas mileage led her to buy another Cobalt six months ago, hoping six years later all problems were addressed.
Two weeks ago Tammy received another letter from GM.
"Stating that there was an issue with the ignition and they would contact me when I could go to a GM dealership and get it fixed," she added.
But to Tammy this 'fix' is a little too late.
"Fortunately, I'm alive but there's a lot of people that aren't. They need to make it right with the families," Draughn added, with tears in her eyes.
Tammy is still waiting on word from GM on when she will be able to get her Cobalt serviced Attempts to reach GM for a statement were not returned.
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