On October 2, 2009 a San Antonio resident was killed in a head-on collision in Caldwell County Texas. The 31 year old San Antonio native was struck while traveling in her lane. The accident occurred at 6:30 a.m. and it was not reported whether alcohol played any role in the accident. The driver of the vehicle that crossed into her lane was driving a Nissan Pathfinder.
One issue that should be investigated is whether the Nissan Pathfinder was equipped with oversized tires or had its suspension modified in any way that would make the vehicle less stable. Many SUVs are inherently unstable and prone to having drivers overcorrect when driving momentarily off the road and onto the shoulder. Therefore, any aftermarket modifications can make the vehicle very unstable and it may be possible to pursue a cause of action against the person or company that made the modifications.