A Miami jury has ordered Ford Motor Company to pay more than $61 million (yes, you read that right) to the family of a 17 year old boy killed in a roll-over accident.

Ford was liable in the accident because it sold a vehicle with poor handling and stability, the jury said Tuesday

The title I used for this post? The horrified reaction was NOT engendered by the award amount, but by the determination of liability. “Poor handling and stability” is a common result REGARDLESS of the vehicle…

when his friend feel asleep while driving an Explorer.

The vehicle manufacturer is responsible because the SUV won’t drive itself if you’re asleep? I know, I know: “cruise control”.
This STUFF is outta control.

One Response to “::GASP::”

  1. GALA says:

    Yahoo news, “In a statement, Ford expressed its condolences to Hall’s family, but said the accident occurred when thedriver of the Explorer fell asleep at the wheel.”
    If this is true, then it’s a tragedy all around, however Ford is not liable.

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