Ford Truck Roof Crush Verdict

A jury in South Texas returned a jury verdict against Ford yesterday.

A teenager died when the truck rolled over and the roof crushed. The truck was forced off the road by the actions of another driver. That driver was also apportioned fault in the incident. Ford was given 90% of the fault.

Plaintiffs introduced testing that demonstrated when the truck was dropped from a height of nine inches the roof crushed down to the headrest.

Ford said the vehicle complied with government safety standards.

Isn’t that comforting?