Rollover accidents are one of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents. There are several reasons that can cause a vehicle to roll over such as collision of two vehicles, speeding, and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the country witness more than 280,000 rollover accidents which kill more than 10,000 people every year.
Rollover accidents are often caused by the vehicle’s high center of gravity. SUVs, minivans, and trucks are prone to rollovers because of their higher center of gravity. In 2009, rollover occurrence totalled to 8,732 vehicles 5,043 of which were light trucks while 422 were large trucks.
Victims of rollover accidents may suffer from severe head injuries including scalp lacerations, skull fractures and brain injury, bone fractures or even death.
Last Friday morning (7/15/11), a vehicle with two adults, two children, and an infant rolled over on the westbound Interstate 10 near milepost 92 in Tonopah. The rollover killed a 66-year-old man and injured four other occupants which included the infant.
The cause of the rollover was not mentioned.
Did you know that seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%? All though some of us have already been aware of the importance of seat belt use, there are still some who fail to do so. To further avoid rollover accidents, it is important to always maintain your car’s tires, avoid speeding, and impaired driving. Do not brake suddenly but reduce it gradually to avoid rollover.
For victims of rollover accidents in Arizona, don’t hesitate to call our free consultation hotline at (480) 389-2463. As Arizona rollover car accident attorneys, we are ready to assist you in getting what you deserve.