Rollover accidents are a type of crash that has a high fatality rate. Often, rollovers are associated with speeding which can cause drivers to lose control while turning. There are also certain types of vehicles that are more prone to rollovers. According to Safercar.gov, taller, narrower vehicles such as SUVs, pickups, and vans, are at a higher risk of ending up in a rollover because of having higher centers of gravity.
In recent news, a car accident in Tuscon killed two men after their pickup truck rolled over on Interstate 19 early Monday (AZ Central 06/13/2011). According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash happened on northbound I-19 at the San Xavier off ramp at approximately 5:30 in the morning.
The vehicle lost control while turning on the northbound off ramp and hit the guard rail, going over it and rolled over resting on its side.
Investigators say the victims were not wearing safety restraints at the time of the fatal crash.
Aside from excessive speeding, alcohol has also been a big factor in past rollover accidents. According to Safercar.gov, alcohol is involved in nearly half of all fatal rollover crashes in the U.S.
To keep safe from accidents such as rollovers, always follow speed limits and avoid alcohol at all cost when driving. Also, wearing seat belts can help prevent fatal injuries in case you get in a crash.
For accident victims of rollover crash lawyers in Tuscon who are seeking compensation with regards to a personal injury, call our rollover crash lawyers in Tuscon at (480) 389-2463 for a free consultation.