Teresa Lynn Lequire, also of Thomasville, was negligent while driving Mr. Beckís Ford Explorer SUV. According the accident report, Ms. Lequire ran off the road to the right and struck a street sign after going through a ditch. The Ford Explorer overturnedóas they are notorious for doingóand hit a fire hydrant before finally coming to a stop. Sadly, Mr. Beck was ejected from the Ford Explorer during the rollover.
Ford Explorers frequently overturn due to top-heaviness and their alleged poor design. In fact, numerous lawsuits have been brought against Ford Motor Company because of the dangers of these SUVs. One woman brought a lawsuit against Ford and was awarded $82.6 million in damages after an accident in a Ford Explorer that left her paralyzed. Perhaps if Ms. Lequire had not been driving a Ford Explorer, the tragic outcome of this accident would have been different.