Father aims to get president’s attention with Super Bowl ad warning of guardrails

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — An update to an 8News investigation into guardrails linked to multiple deaths: The father of one of the victims is hoping to get the president’s attention this Super Bowl Sunday.

Steven Eimers will appear in a 30-second pre-game ad that will run in West Palm Beach, Florida. Eimers is hoping President Trump will be there watching from Mar-a-lago. His 17-year-old-daughter Hannah died when she was impaled by a Lindsay X-Lite guardrail.

“President Trump your concerns about guardrail spearing are legitimate,” Eimers says in the ad.

An 8News investigation uncovered that there are close to 500 Lindsay X-lite guardrails roadways in the Commonwealth. An Alexandria woman died when one cut through her car.

The manufacturer says the guardrails have passed federal crash and safety tests.

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