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Daniel Todd Arnold’s family is suing Don Davis Auto Group, claiming that lies about safety features used to sell a Toyota Tundra led to Arnold receiving catastrophic brain damage.

A Tarrant County family is suing Don Davis Auto Group alleging dishonest sale of a Toyota Tundra that, according to the lawsuit, led to the catastrophic brain damage of a Hurst man.

A spokesperson for the auto group did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

The lawsuit, which seeks $70 million, claims that plaintiff Daniel Todd Arnold was left with brain damage when his wife was driving and got into a minor single-car accident in September 2017.

The roof of the car, which the lawsuit claims Arnold was told by a salesman was made out of “super steel,” folded back like a “cheap tomato can” and damaged his brain, the suit claims.

The lawsuit calls him incapacitated.

Arnold was in the front passenger seat. His daughter and a friend were in the back seat, according to the lawsuit, and were not injured. Arnold’s wife sustained minor injuries.

The lawsuit says tests done by the Todd Tracy Law Firm found the Toyota Tundra has a lower steel grade rating than Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram trucks.

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