How safe is it to have 27 people in a vehicle meant for no more than six?

Daniela1982
The crash occurred in Imperial, California, just north of the Mexican border.

A vehicle filled with 27 passengers hit a semitruck full of gravel, Judy Cruz, managing director of the emergency department at El Centro Regional Medical Center, said during a press conference.

At least 14 people were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the hospital.

Three others "were flown out from the scene, seven patients transported to El Centro Regional Medical Center, where unfortunately, one of those has died since arrival. And two patients were transferred to Pioneer Hospital," Cruz said.

The Imperial County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
With that many passengers in a Ford Explorer, a vehicle made to carry maybe 7 passengers, the driver could probably not see or even turn the steering wheel in an emergency without the passengers playing Twister. It would be like packing 27 people into a phone booth. What were these migrants thinking? Why weren't they in a bus like migrants are usually transported in?
How safe is it to have 27 people in a vehicle meant for no more than six?
How safe is it to have 27 people in a vehicle meant for no more than six?
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