Women Trapped For Days After Crash Near Fairplay Sues GM

A woman who was trapped in her car for nearly a week after crashing off a Colorado highway is suing General Motors over alleged defects in her 2009 Chevy Malibu.

The Denver Post reports the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Kristin Hopkins says that GM learned of the malfunctions that caused her vehicle to crash six years before the April 2014 accident near Fairplay.

Hopkins' attorney says the problems with her Malibu were addressed in two recall notices, both issued after the crash.

GM said in a statement Tuesday it would work to determine what caused the crash.

Hopkins was trapped in the overturned car for several days before being spotted by passers-by. She lost the lower half of her legs.