SUVs have become more and more popular with each passing year. They can be great family cars, but they come with their own set of safety concerns. Though engineers have made them less of an issue in SUV accidents, rollovers still happen in these top heavy vehicles. The vehicles are built to be higher up, which effectively decreases visibility.
That may have been what happened May 16 in Valley Brook when an SUV ran over a 9-year-old boy. Authorities got the call around 7 p.m. and rushed to the scene, where they found the boy with serious injuries and in critical condition. He was taken to a hospital where he is receiving treatment.
The woman who was driving the SUV was taken into custody, but has not been arrested. Her blood has been taken for a toxicology report, as is required by law. There’s no word as to what could have caused the accident. It’s possible the driver of the SUV couldn’t see the boy from her vantage point. She also may have been distracted or inebriated.
SUVs’ size and power mean they can pack a powerful punch, more so than a regular passenger car, so in a contest between the two, the SUV usually wins out. So, in a contest between pedestrian and SUV, pedestrians don’t stand a chance.
If you feel like you’ve been the victim of a negligent SUV driver, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the burden of medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering alone. An Oklahoma attorney can go over your options with you and he or she may be able to help you get compensation.