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9-Year-Old Boy Ejected from Vehicle and Killed in SUV Rollover Crash

December 16, 2013
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to KSAZ Fox 10, police officials are investigating a November 19 rollover crash in Maricopa County, Arizona that killed a 9-year-old boy and injured his mother and two siblings.

Sheriff’s deputies at the scene stated that the 36-year-old mother and her children were traveling on the Bush Highway when she unexpectedly lost control of her Chevrolet Suburban for unknown reasons. Her 9-year-old son was ejected from the vehicle, and the SUV rolled over him, killing him instantly. The mother and her other children suffered minor injuries.

Police officials say intoxication is not suspected, but the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

My SUV Rolled Over Due to Defective Vehicle Design. What Do I Do?

Sometimes car accidents result from defective vehicle design. SUV’s may have stability issues that make them more likely to roll over. Although the introduction of electronic stability control systems has helped reduce the risk of rollover, SUV rollover accidents continue to cause serious injuries and deaths throughout the United States.

According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 6,753 SUVs involved in fatal car accidents in 2011, of which 31.4 percent rolled over, the second highest rate for all vehicle types.

When a design flaw contributes to an SUV rollover accident, the manufacturer may be legally liable. Let a qualified attorney at our firm investigate the facts surrounding your SUV rollover crash and advise you of your legal rights. Call our firm today so we can hear your story. We want to know what you have gone through and experienced. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page to share your story. We handle cases throughout the nation and around the globe.

Did You Know: According to the NHTSA, in 2008, 77 percent of completely-ejected passenger vehicle occupants died as a result of their injuries.

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