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Early in the morning on January 20, two people were killed in Prince George’s County after the car they were riding in lost control and rolled over, according to ABC 7.
County police officials reported that a red SUV was traveling on the Indian Head Highway when it unexpectedly lost control, flying off a bridge and landing on its roof on Oxon Hill Road. The two passengers in the SUV, a man and woman, were pronounced dead at the scene, and a third passenger was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Vehicle manufacturers have known for years that SUVs have stability issues that make them more likely to roll over, and SUV rollover accidents continue to cause serious injuries and deaths throughout the U.S.
SUV rollover accidents can result in serious injuries, including:
Occupant ejection in SUV rollover accidents is also a real risk to passengers. In 2008, 77 percent of completely-ejected passenger vehicle occupants died as a result of their injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
When a car accident occurs due to defective vehicle design, the manufacturer may be legally liable. If a rollover crash injured you or killed your loved one, call our firm today to schedule a free consultation. For over 25 years, our injury attorneys have diligently defended the rights of victims harmed by defective products. We will fight aggressively to hold the negligent manufacturer accountable.