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Ford Told to Pay $29 Million in Rollover Case

(Akron/Tire Review) Ford Motor Co. has been ordered to pay a rollover accident victim $29 million.

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The case involved a 22-year-old Texas woman who was left partially paralyzed when a Firestone ATX on her 1999 Mazda Navajo failed and the vehicle rolled over.

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Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire previously paid an undisclosed settlement in the case. The jury found Ford 75% liable, Mazda North America, which marketed the Ford Explorer variation, 10% liable and BFNAT 15% liable.

The tire was allegedly a spare that had been installed on the vehicle. The accident occurred in 2002.

Ford said it planned to appeal the verdict.

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