Those who believe that SUV rollovers are a thing of the past are wrong. While there have been improvements to the safety of sport utility vehicles over the years, they have a pretty dark history that is far from wiped clean. SUV accidents happen all the time and for the same reasons as normal vehicles, but the added danger of rollovers they pose make them a risky bet, especially when the lives of your children may hang in the balance.
In the morning hours of July 2, a woman was driving an SUV northbound on I-15 with six children in the vehicle — four were her own and two were either nieces or nephews. It’s not known what she was trying to avoid, but she steered to the left, apparently overcorrecting and causing the Ford Explorer to roll over. Three people were thrown from the vehicle. All seven were rushed to a hospital, including a 6-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl. The 9-year-old later died and the 6-year-old is in critical condition. The driver of the SUV and the four other passengers received treatment at the hospital and were later released.
An attorney may be able to look at this case and determine how it happened, possibly even doing a complete recreation to see if there was a fault in the manufacturing that caused the vehicle to overturn. While this crash didn’t happen in Oklahoma, SUV rollovers are an all-too-frequent occurrence on our roads and highways.
If you’ve been involved in an SUV accident that was the fault of the carmaker, you shouldn’t have to suffer alone. An Oklahoma attorney may be able to help you fight for compensation.