The Arizona Republic reported on March 12, 2012 that a woman was killed in an early morning accident when her SUV was rearended on the Loop 101 causing it to roll. Police reported that they suspect the driver of the car that rearended the SUV was driving under the influence of alcohol.
While no other details were provided, this story reminds us of various themes about which we have written many times. Unfortunately, the early morning hours, especially on weekends, are a dangerous time to drive as it is a time when many intoxicated drivers are on the road. Many of these drivers have recently left a bar where they have been drinking to excess. When you have to drive in the early morning hours, we urge you to be extra cautious about the vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian environment around you.
Another theme about which we have previously written is that many vehicles, especially SUVs, which are more prone to rollover in a number of different circumstances than passenger vehicles, are not properly designed to withstand the crushing forces that are applied to the roof during a rollover. The roof structure of many vehicles is not properly designed to prevent the roof from crushing down on the occupants during the rollover. As long standing Phoenix rollover accident lawyers, whenever we evaluate a rollover accident that led to serious injury or death, we always evaluate the roof structure to determine whether an inadequate design contributed to causing the injuries or death.
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