|Church Van Rollover Dangers: Court Orders Suit Against Ford E-350s to Proceed|
|Many churches use 15 passenger vans for group transportation. A National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) study found that over a thousand people had been killed in rollovers of such vans by 2006. NHTSA has issued rollover risk advisories about such 15-passenger vans commonly used by churches and community organizations.Now a federal court has ordered that a lawsuit against Ford for its Ford E-350 vans will be allowed to proceed. The plaintiffs, mainly churches, are seeking to represent themselves and other churches and community groups to recover the expense caused by having to deal with vans that are dangerous.
U.S. District Judge Harold Ackerman entered the order that dismissed some claims, but allowed others for plaintiffs in California, New Jersey and Illinois to proceed.