but not very surprising
here is part of an article from Yahoo UK news:
"A study in America recently found that, for the same collision speed, the likelihood of a pedestrian dying was nearly doubled in a crash with a large SUV compared with a normal passenger car.
The researchers said other studies reported higher rates of risk - up to four times - for serious injury and death in such collisions.
It is the geometry of the front end structure of SUV that poses the increased risk, the authors said.
Pedestrians injured by cars normally suffer mainly leg and knee fractures from the primary impact with the bumper, while head injuries often occur in the secondary impact with the bonnet or windscreen. The researchers said: "SUV bonnets are higher than those of cars and this results in more severe primary impact on the critical central body regions of the upper leg and pelvis."
They said that a collision with an SUV also resulted in a doubling of injuries to vulnerable regions such as the head, thorax and abdomen. The researchers added: "The evidence shows that SUVs represent a significantly greater hazard to pedestrians than ordinary cars - and those pedestrians are getting older and more vulnerable.
The researchers said one measure should include changing crash investigation processes to identify SUVs in statistics on road accidents. They said that informing consumers of the increased risk to pedestrians from SUVs may represent a "useful first step" in raising public awareness."
can anyone explain why driver's of SUV's who hit and kill people shouldn't face criminal charges particularly now they have this information?