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Benjamin Curtis Dies in a Rollover Accident in Proctor, Vermont

Proctor, Vermont — A man was killed Friday afternoon when the SUV he was traveling in rolled over. According to investigators, Curtis failed to navigate a curve, causing the SUV to veer off the roadway and overturn.

Curtis succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash.

No further updates have been provided.

Thoughts on SUVs and rollovers

What a terrible accident. Sadly, we have seen these types of crashes with SUVs result in death over and over again. We know and understand the downside of SUVs — their vulnerability to rollovers and defects in their safety features.

Some SUVs may fail to respond adequately during hard braking or steering maneuvers, leading to losing control and setting a rollover sequence into motion. This is considered a defect that should not happen. Rollover accidents can lead to severe injuries, especially if safety features like seatbelts or airbags fail to function properly. Defects such as collapsing roofs or malfunctioning restraint systems can cause occupants further injuries than the rollover itself. While the news release doesn’t mention any vehicle defects, it’s important to investigate whether this SUV had any defects that would cause the deceased more injuries.

It’s essential to understand what caused the rollover and if the vehicle failed to protect the deceased driver. Trained professionals can inspect the SUV to determine if any safety features failed during the crash. If a defect played a role in this death, the SUV manufacturer should be held accountable.

The surviving family deserves answers and justice for any wrongdoing that may have resulted in this loss of life.



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.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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