USA: Footballer's death following SUV crash results in lawsuit and scrutiny of vehicle roof safety standards
The death of Derrick Thomas, a 33-year-old superstar footballer who played for the Kansas City Chiefs, as the result of a heart attack less than a month after being paralysed in a rollover accident in his Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle has resulted in manufacturer General Motors fighting a lawsuit likely to attract maximum media attention in the United States.
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