Rollover Accident Fatally Injures Winton Man
I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident attorney. A Winton man was driving his vehicle in a rural area of Merced County during the evening hours of Monday, March 12, 2018. The man was involved in a rollover accident. Sadly, he suffered fatal injuries.
We send our sympathy to the friends and family of the man that lost his life in this tragic accident.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a report of an overturned vehicle along Shaffer Road in the vicinity of Palm Avenue at approximately 10:00 pm. Upon arrival, CHP officers discovered a red Honda Civic with major rollover damage. The occupants of the vehicle were not found inside of it at the scene, requiring an immediate search in the area for any potentially injured victims.
Nature of Injuries
Emergency personnel searched the area for the occupants of the Honda and reportedly found an injured man in a nearby irrigation ditch. Paramedics performed life-saving measures as an attempt to revive the man but their efforts were unfortunately unsuccessful. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding officials.
Identity of Victim
The identity of the victim has not yet been released to the public.
What Caused the Accident?
Investigators from CHP have not yet decided an exact cause of the accident.
Personal Injuries and Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are complex incidents that are oftentimes violent in nature. One of the main reasons why these collisions are extremely dangerous is due to vehicle roof crushing from rollover impact. Roof crush accidents are capable of causing serious injuries such as:
- Internal Organ Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Roof Strength and Rollover Accidents
Adequate roof strength is necessary for ensuring vehicle occupant safety in the event of a rollover accident. Automobile manufacturers are legally obligated by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) Rule 216 to design and manufacture vehicles that provide reasonable safety for occupants. Any time a poorly constructed vehicle roof results in significant harm to vehicle occupants, the victims and/or their family are entitled to compensation for their losses. Contact a personal injury lawyer for more details.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollovers, compared to other types of collisions, can result from a variety of factors ranging from the driver’s handling to environmental and road conditions. Other causes that may be outside of a motorist’s avoidance include:
If a rollover accident has caused you or a member of your family to suffer serious injuries, it is important to discuss your legal options with a seasoned car accident lawyer in Merced. An experienced attorney can secure your right to fair compensation for all resulting damages.
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