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Rollovers of SUVs, passenger vans and trucks kill 10,000 people and injure another 27,000 each year.

Rollovers occur in sports utility vehicles when a driver attempts to avoid an emergency with a quick steering movement or when a tire fails. All vehicles should stay on their wheels in an emergency.

In common emergencies, SUVs and 15 passenger vans because of their high center of gravity will "trip" over a front wheel or the rear wheels will break loose, causing the vehicle to go into over steer. In either case, the result is a total loss of control and a rollover.

Heavier is not better. Vehicle instability is aggravated by a full load of passengers, cargo, roof and bicycle racks.

Worse, roof pillars are not designed to prevent massive crushing that causes deaths, traumatic brain injuries and severed spinal cords, even for belted passengers.

Because pickup trucks, SUVs and passenger vans are not classified as "passenger vehicles" they are not required to meet all of the federal motor vehicle safety standards for crash worthiness imposed on cars and station wagons.

Juries have concluded that Ford Broncos and Ford Explorers have specific design defects that make them much more likely than other vehicles to roll over. Other trucks, vans and SUVs are just as dangerous.

If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a vehicle rollover, a truck rollover, or an SUV rollover, contact us at 1-800-913-6370.

Jury awards $10.6 Million Dollars to Woman Injured in Ford Explorer Rollover
Middlesex County, New Jersey - Apr 23, 2007 (PRN): A Toms River woman who suffered a paralyzed right arm after her Ford Explorer rolled over was awarded a total of $10,668,799.89 in damages by a Superior Court jury in New Brunswick. Rebekah Zakrocki-Parks, 28, was injured in the morning of November 10, 2000, when the throttle on her 1997 Ford Explorer became stuck while she was on her way to work on the Garden State Parkway. When the gas pedal became unstuck, the vehicle surged forward and rolled over, causing her arm to become crushed and partially amputated when it was ejected through the sunroof during the rollover.
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