A man has been hospitalized after flipping his car in northwest Harris County early Friday morning. Harris County Sheriff’s deputies say the driver of an SUV was heading south on Highway 99 when he slammed into barrels at the end of a concrete barrier just after 2:00 a.m. The 34-year-old man needed to be pried from his vehicle. The man was airlifted by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is listed in serious, but stable condition. Harris County Deputies say the cause of the crash is still under investigation and are uncertain whether the driver fell asleep at the wheel or if alcohol may have played a role in the crash. A rollover accident can cause very serious injuries such as head and neck trauma, as well as death.
Such accidents are terrifying; however, there are ways to prevent them. Avoid overloading your vehicle, pay attention to your rate of speed, and be aware of the higher center of gravity on SUV and other large vehicles. It is also a good idea to avoid distracted driving, make sure that you are rested and not overtired before getting behind the wheel, avoid drinking and driving, and to always wear a seatbelt.
If you or a loved one has been involved in any kind of rollover accident, whether that accident involved an SUV, a car or other kind of vehicle, give our offices a call. Our attorneys have years of experience in successfully representing our clients in the Houston area courts. Medical expenses, physical therapy to help recover from temporary or even permanent injury, plus the loss of income can add up quickly and cause stress for you and your family. We will take the time to listen to the details then outline what the next steps should be in proceeding with your case. Get compensation that you and your loved ones are entitled to. Your initial consultation and legal analysis are free, confidential and without obligation to you.