Families sue over church van deaths

Five youth killed in rollover
The estates of five young people killed in a single-vehicle “church van” rollover accident last year have sued Ford Motor Company and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, claiming that Ford was negligent in manufacturing its Econoline E-350 15-passenger van and that Enterprise knew the vans are dangerous.

Calling the 2002 Econoline E-350 “a death trap waiting to happen,” plaintiffs’ attorney Brian Panish said inexperienced drivers and full loads increase chances that such vans—often called “church vans” because of their popularity with religious groups —will roll over.


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