Category: Vehicle Rollovers
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes, and there are 6 main factors contributing to them.
A school bus transporting at least 33 students home from a Florida high school was struck by a dump truck recently, causing the bus to roll over. At least 18 of the passengers aboard the bus sustained injuries that necessitated transportation to the hospital. CBS 12 reported that two of the passengers aboard the bus were in critical condition and that students were “shaken up and bleeding” after the incident occurred.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 13, according to WINK News, a 28 year old man died as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Collier County when his vehicle rolled over. Just before noon on the same day, Charlotte County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported that a 25 year old passenger in a vehicle rollover accident on I75 was air lifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Cargo tank trucks are used in transporting essential hazardous materials such as gasoline, gases, chemicals and non-hazardous materials like milk, cement and water. They are usually longer, heavier and require more driving skill than single vehicles. When a cargo tank truck rollover accident occurs, it not only can result in fatalities and/or injuries, but especially in urban areas, can result in roadway damage and traffic delays. When combustible and/or hazardous cargo are involved, the...
Across the country, rollover accidents claim more than 10,000 lives every year. Over the last several years, drivers in Florida alone have been involved in over 100,000 rollover accidents that result in injury or fatality, and these accidents often occur at the fault of other drivers or the car’s manufacturer. Although driver errors—such as driving while texting, speeding, or drinking—can have a hand in causing rollover accidents, personal injury lawyers in Fort Myers say that these...
"Vehicle rollovers often result in devastating personal injury or wrongful death when the vehicle roof collapses on the driver or passenger resulting in paralysis, broken bones, devastating injuries, or death," said Vehicle Rollover Attorney, Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties.
Devastating personal injury or wrongful death can result from vehicle rollovers.