Mead, Nebraska — A man died, and a woman was critically injured in a rollover crash Wednesday morning. The incident happened on County Road 10 just south of Mead.
According to reports, a woman was driving a 2010 Ford F-250 when the vehicle rolled off the road and came to rest upside-down into the west-side ditch.
The passenger, Bryce Budz, was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman driving, Madisyn Haack, was airlifted to a hospital in Omaha.
Both occupants were believed to be wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Defects in Certain Model Pickup Trucks Cause People Injuries and Death
Regardless of what caused this crash, the truck should be inspected to see if it failed to protect the young motorists from the harm suffered in this crash.
Manufacturers have a duty to their customers to produce a truck that protects them during a rollover crash. This is done by creating a truck that has a strong roof and strong seatbelts. This did not happen in certain model pickup trucks, and many people have been seriously injured and killed as a result.
One truck in particular that has a history of defective roofs is the Ford F-250. Certain model F-250s were built with metal roofs that simply could not support the weight of the truck. The Ford F-250 is one of the heaviest passenger vehicles on the roadway, and the metal used to reinforce the roof was not what should have been used. This has caused roofs on F-250s to crush occupants during the rollover sequence despite the proper use of a seatbelt.
The chances of a motorist walking away from a rollover accident without serious or fatal injuries when a roof crushes is very low. The fact that F-250 trucks were produced with such a weak roof without warning the consumer of these risks is unacceptable.
If the truck’s roof in this crash was the cause of the injuries suffered by these young motorists, Ford needs to answer for its mistakes. Manufacturers should not be permitted to cut costs at the expense of the consumer and then turn a blind eye.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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