Friday, August 12, 2005

Sad story of woman's death after jumping out of moving Ford Escape


I hate to speak ill of the dead, but read the article linked above and ask yourself how stupid this woman had to be. In a tragic case, a 53 year old woman jumped from her moving vehicle as did her teenange son. The report says that her accelerator got stuck, so she bailed out.

Wouldn't she have been safer if she stayed in the car? Doesn't the Escape have airbags?
She should have jammed on the brakes and put the car in neutral. Sure the engine may have blown, but she would be alive. She put her life at risk as well as that of her son and the driver of the truck that her vehicle hit after she bailed out. It's a tragic loss of life, but maybe somebody else will read about this and know not to jump from a moving vehicle.

How much you want to make a bet her family sues Ford? Stupidity reigns in this country and the lawyers are there to profit.

1 comment:

The Auto Prophet said...

The engine would have most likely been fine--all modern cars have neutral rev limiters designed to prevent damage from over-revving.