GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Authorities have revealed the identity of the woman killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-70 near Exit 42 in Palisade.
Mesa County Coroner announced that the deceased is 40-year-old Krista Fry of Grand Junction. The incident took place on July 10, approximately at 5:30 p.m. For reasons yet unknown, Fry’s vehicle veered off I-70, resulting in a rollover.
It was noted that Fry had her seatbelt on at the time of the crash.
The Vehicle Needs To Be Inspected.
Single-vehicle rollover accidents should be inspected to ensure the vehicle manufacturer does not escape liability when it fails to produce a vehicle that protects motorists from serious injury or death. While there are situations where the manufacturer simply cannot design away the risk associated with a crash, many rollover accidents should not result in serious injury or death when the vehicle is designed properly.
One of the most well-known vehicles produced with defective rollover protection is the Ford F-250. These vehicles have notoriously weak roofs that collapse during rollovers. Compare this to Volvos or other vehicles that have minimal roof deflection in a rollover. Occupants of Ford F-250s have a much higher likelihood of passing away in a rollover accident simply because Ford chose to produce the truck with a weaker roof than other manufacturers.
There is not enough information currently available to determine if the manufacturer of the vehicle in this crash shares in responsibility for the loss of life suffered in this crash. The vehicle will need to be inspected by trained professionals before that question can be answered. If it is determined that the vehicle was defective, in the sense it failed to provide adequate protection during the accident sequence, the surviving family should be provided this information so they can determine if they wish to bring a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer and hold it accountable for their loved one’s passing.
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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