MIAMI (May 7, 2002)—The family of an Argentine pop singer has filed a wrongful death suit against Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone in Miami federal district court.
Rodrigo Bueno and an actor friend, Fernando Leon Olmedo, were killed in Buenos Aires in June 2000. Mr. Bueno swerved his Ford Explorer to avoid hitting another car, and the vehicle rolled over.
Mr. Bueno's girlfriend, son and personal assistant were injured in the crash. A Ford spokeswoman said the auto maker hadn't yet seen a copy of the lawsuit, but noted an Associated Press story on the suit that said a Buenos Aires court found Mr. Bueno solely responsible for the accident.
Bridgestone/Firestone officials weren't available for comment.