BMW and DVSA rebuked over Gurkha veteran’s road death

Coroner says car company and government agency had failed to react fully to electrical fault that caused fatal crash

A coroner has criticised BMW and the government’s driving agency for failing to take sufficient action over electrical faults in the German manufacturer’s cars before they caused the death of a Gurkha veteran.

Narayan Gurung, 66, of Aldershot, died after driving his Ford Fiesta into a tree on a dark road in Hampshire on Christmas Day 2016 to avoid a car that had cut out because of a complete power failure, Woking coroner’s court heard on Friday.

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