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45-Year-Old Woman Ejected and Died in SUV Rollover Crash in Tampa, Florida

January 31, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to Bay News 9, on January 15, a 45-year-old Tampa woman was killed after she lost control and was ejected from her SUV as it rolled over several times.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that the woman was driving a 1994 Ford Explorer when she unexpectedly veered onto a raised concrete median, over-corrected and spun out of control. The SUV rolled over multiple times and ejected the 45-year-old woman. She died at the scene.

This fatal crash remains under investigation by police officials.

My Loved One Was Killed Due to a SUV Rollover and I Need an Experienced Lawyer

The deadliest risk facing SUV drivers is a rollover accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 280,000 rollover accidents occur each year, claiming more than 10,000 lives annually.

Rollover accidents are directly related to a vehicle’s stability in turns. The stability is influenced by the center of gravity and the distance between the left and right wheels. This problem is most pronounced in SUVs, due to a higher ground clearance for off-road driving.

Colson Hicks Eidson has handled more than 100 cases involving defective auto components. Partner Lewis S. “Mike” Eidson is nationally recognized in the field of product liability and served as the national co-lead counsel in the Ford Explorer/Firestone tire litigation. He has handled more than 250 lawsuits and class action cases against Ford and Firestone/Bridgestone over tire defects that caused serious SUV rollovers.

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