Rollover Ends with Two Injured
Two people were taken to the hospital via Life Flight after their vehicle was involved in a rollover accident on Highway 35 south of Highway 6. The single-vehicle accident happened Tuesday at approximately 6:40 a.m. Alvin Police responded to the call to find a silver sedan in the median. Investigators said the vehicle had rolled at least once and landed in an upright position with the trunk open. Two accident victims were sent to the hospital by Life Flight. Officials say that they are uncertain if any other vehicles may have been involved, pending further investigation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated in a recent report that nearly three of every four rollovers that result in a fatality happen on a rural road with a posted speed limit of 55 miles per hour or more. Excessive speeding over the posted speed limit was cited as a major contributing factor in approximately 40 per cent of all vehicle rollovers that ended in a fatality. While only about 3 per cent of all crashes are rollovers, rollovers accidents account for one third of all vehicle-passenger deaths across the U.S. Most people think that rollover accidents are fairly limited to vehicles such as SUV’s and other types of large vehicles with a high center of gravity. While SUV’s are more likely than other vehicles to roll over, the truth of the matter is that any vehicle can potentially be involved in a rollover accident. It does not matter if you are driving an SUV, a tractor trailer or a passenger vehicle a rollover represents a complete loss of control of the vehicle and the potential for very serious injuries and even death. 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 had many years of combined experience in successfully representing clients in the Texas courts. The time and money needed victims of rollover accidents can be high. There are medical expenses, physical therapy to help recover from temporary or even permanent injury, plus the loss of income. We will take the time to listen to the details then outline what the next steps should be in proceeding with your case. We may also hire our own professional investigators to help determine what the facts surrounding the accident are. We will make certain that we get the compensation that you and your loved ones are entitled to. We are here to help. Your initial consultation is free, confidential and without obligation.