Almost any car or truck will roll over if it is struck in a certain way, with sufficient violence. But one vehicle type is uniquely susceptible to flipping in an accident — the popular sport utility vehicle, or SUV.
The SUV design is so vulnerable to rollovers that the auto industry has installed electronic stability controls in most models. While this innovation has reduced the susceptibility of rollovers on test tracks, SUVs continue to roll over in the real world.
Injuries are often severe. Even with seatbelts in place, the human body does not do well in crashes in which the vehicle rolls over three, four or five times. Injuries include broken bones, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury. People die more often in rollover accidents than in any other type except head-on collisions.
Did You Know? Many drivers imagine that roll bars on an SUV roof make the vehicle more stable, more protective in a crash. The opposite is actually true. Roll bars increase the height of the vehicle, making them more likely to tip over and roll.
Rollover accidents are usually not the fault of another driver (though they can be). More often, these are product liability cases in which the manufacturer is held responsible for a design that is inherently dangerous.
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