Two Florida brothers have created a moving musical tribute to their mother who died in rollover accident in a Ford Explorer that they believe was caused by a design defect, and posted it on the Internet where it has joined the ranks of viral videos.
The emotionally heart-wrenching video is a remake of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," featuring brothers Ryan and Gregory Miller singing lyrics inspired by their longing for their mother, Nicole Miller.
The boys mother lost their mother in 2004 when she was only 34-years old, according to the video description. She was killed when her Ford Explorer rolled over after blowing a tire.
Holding handwritten signs the boys tell their story throughout the video while they share their heartfelt words in song.
The boys posted the video on YouTube along with a message that read:
"My brother Ryan and I rewrote the words to A Thousand Miles and dedicated it to our mom, Nicole Miller who passed away 8 years ago when a Ford Explorer she was riding in got a flat tire and rolled over. We want to spread the word to people driving these old Explorers, to please Google "Ford Explorer rollover", and then get rid of it before you or someone you love gets hurt. #OurNicoleMiller."
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A Thousand Miles Tribute to Nicole Miller
The Miller brothers are asking for a full investigation into the safety of the Ford Explorer their mother was driving. They are quick to say that Firestone tires, blamed for some Ford SUV rollovers, were not involved. The boy's say they want to let people know that 'first generation' Explorers are dangerous, and they are asking Ford to take them off the road.
Marcey Evans, a Ford spokesperson told the Huffington Post, " We are familiar with this tragic accident and our sympathy goes out to the family involved" adding, "we believe it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time as the family has brought a lawsuit against Ford, which is coming up for trial later this year."
When brother Greg was asked by Canada AM, "What he hopes to gain from the video," he said "they were hoping to help other families avoid tragedy."
"We don't want you guys to get hurt and lose someone," said Greg.