Teen Dies, Five Are Injured in Rollover Accident in Suffolk
A rollover accident in Suffolk, VA has killed a 16-year-old and injured another five people.
Debbie George, a spokeswoman for the City of Suffolk, told WAVY.com the single vehicle rollover accident in Suffolk left a 16 year-old dead, while a woman and 4-year-old child were ejected from the SUV. Emergency teams were sent to the scene of the single vehicle accident on Holland Road (Rt. 58), at 6:15 a.m. on April 17, 2012.
Teen killed in Route 58 crash: wavy.com
Two adults and four children were traveling in the Toyota SUV that rolled over, wtkr.com reported.
According to Suffolk police four patients were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Suffolk, VA. Two of them were transported by Nightingale Helicopter, indicating their injuries were serious.
As experienced Suffolk injury attorneys, our thoughts are with those hurt in this terrible crash and those who have lost a child.
Certain types of vehicles such as SUVs are susceptible to rollover crashes. In 2004, 10,553 people died in rollover crashes, according to saferoads.org.
“Rollover crashes represent 3 percent of all collisions and yet account for 31 percent of occupant fatalities,” the site stated.
The site pointed out SUVs and small pickup trucks, are more likely to rollover than other types of vehicles.
“At present, the federal government has not established any performance standards to require improved vehicle stability to reduce the incidence of rollovers. In addition, current vehicle crash protection requirements do not adequately protect against the types of serious injuries most often associated with rollover crashes,” the site stated.
If the crash was caused by a design fault or a defect such as a faulty tire, a defective products lawsuit could be brought against the vehicle or tire manufacturer for injuries and deaths caused in this tragic crash.
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