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This article demonstrates the vulnerability of SUV vehicles in a rollover situation Dateline from NBC by Lea Thompson did several investigations in regards to this issue to prove given facts that all SUV models are showing fatal accidents in rollover incidents The investigation it also shows that many consumers have been mislead and have also been provided with false information that SUVs are safer and durable than automobiles In a current incident the families of Adolfo Morales with six people including a baby were traveling on a California freeway in September when a tire on their Ford Explorer suddenly failed As Adolfo indicates the last thing he remembered was suddenly we were on our side with the drivers side facing the sky The SUV skidded across the freeway and began to roll In the accident there was Adolfos eighteen-year-old brother Bryan riding on the back of the SUV around the cargo area where he was killed on impact and three other family members were hospitalized even though they wore their seat belts Mr Morales said the only reason he purchased the SUV was because It was big roomy and my family would be safe Now with more accidents such as the Moraless we are now asking how safe are the SUVs To illustrate the reason why SUVs rollover is because the height of the vehicle increases the instability of the center of gravity and that is the major cause of rollover incidents Brian ONiell who is the head of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that all of this became an issue 20 years ago when the CJ-5 an army jeep started to rollover in an army test The test showed that at 25 miles an hour a car can make a safe turn but when the CJ-5 jeep tried make the exact turn at 22 miles an hour it flipped over The manufacture of the CJ-5 jeep defended the vehicle by saying that
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