Is this another death attributable to the weak roofs of Ford pickup trucks? The roofs of Ford pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles are negliently weak. They do not hold up in rolloveer accidents as they should, or as the roofs on some of the other Ford products do.
Although the following news report does not state the deceased driver died from the roof of her truck crushing in on her when it rolled over, I’d bet on it based upon the numerous similiar cases we have been involved with. Rollover accidents account for about a third of the auto accident fatalities in our country. Shouldn’t Ford Motor Co. being making their vehicles in such a way that occupants will survive the rollover?
According to a story in the Billings Gazette, a 52-year-old Laurel woman died the morning of April 6th in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 90 near Columbus. The woman was driving a 2002 Ford pickup westbound when her truck apparently hit ice on a bridge deck near mile marker 400. The truck went across the median, rolled and came to rest on its top in the eastbound lane. Their report was based upon information from the Montana Highway Patrol who added that the woman was wearing a seatbelt.
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