Napa Valley Teens Hospitalized in Solo Vehicle Crash

Five Teenagers Involved in Rollover Accident Near Napa 

A solo vehicle crash near Napa injured three teenagers in which the driver, 18, was alleged to be drunk driving. The accident happened along Silverado Trail near Yountville Cross Road around 12:05 in the morning, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, when the driver reportedly lost control, the vehicle rolled and then struck a utility pole. Three of the five occupants riding in the Honda Civic were taken to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center, one of them, an American Canyon resident, with major injuries. 

Driver Placed Under Arrest After Solo Vehicle Crash

The driver of the vehicle, a St. Helena resident, received minor injuries in the crash and was treated at the hospital before being placed under arrest for felony DUI. She was taken to the Napa County jail, where she was booked on $100,000 bail. A second passenger with minor injuries from Vallejo was treated at the hospital while no information was reported on two other teenage passengers, one from Angwin and the other from Pope Valley. However, they were not taken to a hospital.

Rollovers in a Solo Vehicle Crash

Rollovers are among the most dangerous types of accidents and commonly result in traumatic injuries and fatalities. Broken bones, damage to the spinal cord, traumatic brain injury and damage to internal organs is common in a rollover. In addition, the risk of being ejected from the vehicle as it rolls increases, which is frequently fatal. When you or your loved one was injured in a rollover by a negligent driver, you may want to find out if you can place a personal injury claim against them to recover damages. 

In a personal injury claim, you can recover all of the medical expenses as well as lost time from work and collect compensation for your pain and suffering with the help of a lawyer. We have assisted many people who were injured by someone else’s negligent actions in a solo vehicle crash in recovering the compensation they deserve and can do the same for you. 

Roof Crush Is an Added Danger in a Rollover

Auto manufacturers are required to build support for a vehicle so that it can support 3.5 times the weight of the car or light truck to avoid roof crush if it turns over. Unfortunately, not all of them do that. This means that when the vehicle experiences a rollover, the roof can cave in, increasing the trauma to those inside and reducing their survivability space. Retaining a vehicle following a solo vehicle crash rollover is necessary so that it can be examined when the roof caves in.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Napa, CA

Ed Smith is my name, and I am a Napa personal injury lawyer. If you or someone you love was injured by a negligent driver, you are welcome to phone us for free and friendly advice on whether you can file a claim to recover compensation. You can reach our compassionate injury lawyers at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400. We also offer an online contact form. We can arrange a free consultation, either in-person or virtually, in which one of our injury lawyers can review your case, answer questions and let you know about opportunities to recover the compensation that you deserve. 

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