GM Car Victims' Families Mourn Together Over Lost Loved Ones


Amber Marie Rose has been called the first known victim of the car defect. After a party on July 29, 2005, the 15-year old died in a crash involving a 2005 Chevy Cobalt in which the airbag did not deploy.

Laura Christian, her mother, had just started to reconnect with her daughter after giving her up for adoption as an infant.

“I am absolutely appalled they waited this long,” Christian, 43, said of General Motors to the New York Daily News from Harwood, Md.

Rademaker said he wants GM to get Cobalts off the road for good.

Barra apologized to the families in person during the meeting on Monday night, but Rademaker and Rimer say it's not enough.

"As Christians, you know, we still feel for one another. And she was sincere in her apologies," Rimer said, calling her first apology to the families "heartfelt."

"On the other hand, we've got such open wounds and sores from losing loved ones, the apology is accepted but it's still not the answer that we need," Rimer said.

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