The mother of Lisa
“Left Eye” Lopes has hit Mitsubishi with a multi-million dollar lawsuit
in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Mitsubishi ignored claims that their Montero
SUV is prone to rolling over.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
reported that Wanda Lopes – Colemon is taking the automaker to court after
her daughter, Left Eye of the best-selling group TLC, was killed when her Montero
flipped over in the Honduras.
An attorney representing
Colemon cited a 2001 Consumer Reports review that rated the Montero Limited
“not acceptable” due to its tendency to roll over.
Lopes and members of her
entourage were filming for a possible DVD just before impact as they drove down
a two-lane highway.
The camera captured something
in the road and Lopes swerving to miss it, causing the SUV to flip at least
Lopes was thrown from the
vehicle and died at the scene. The video tape was cut off just before impact.
Mitsubishi has filed a counter-suit
denying that they are responsible for the accident.
According to police
reports, Lopes was allegedly speeding, but her attorney stated there was insufficient
evidence to support the allegation.