ABC15 uncovers hidden car safety risk

An Arizona family is speaking out about a horrific crash that claimed the life of their 17-year-old daughter.

UPDATE: See full story here

While no one knows for sure what caused the accident, the ABC15 Investigators uncovered a risk most owners would never see and that could be hiding in hundreds of thousands of other cars.

Saige Bloom was a junior at her Payson high school when her parents bought her first car.

While driving the SUV for the first time in late January, as her mother followed behind, something went wrong.

Eyewitnesses said Saige was swerving to avoid accidents as she sped down the roadway before rolling the vehicle three times. She died hours later at the hospital.

Police took the ABC15 Investigators to their impound lot to get a look at the vehicle. Their report showed the car's accelerator was "down to the floor" and there were scratch marks near the accelerator.

So what went wrong that day in January?

Joe Ducey is going inside Saige's vehicle and will have the full investigation Sunday at 10pm on ABC15 News.

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