Must be a slow news day, and an even slower research year in Ireland. Someone (I'm guessing a first year student doing their first year project) researched SUVs and came to the conclusion that they "pose an increased danger to pedestrians" and that pedestrians are "between two and four times more likely to be killed or seriously injured" if hit by an SUV instead of a car.
Wow, who would have guessed? Maybe they should look into doing post-grad to see the effect trucks have on the pedestrians they hit? I'm guessing, and its only a guess mind you, that it would be worse than being hit by BOTH an SUV and a car (maybe even by both at the same time). :-)