Oroville Man Severely Injured in Glenn County Car Accident
One man was left with serious trauma after a Glenn County car accident that took place during the night of Monday, August 17, 2020. The injured man has since been identified as a 63-year-old Oroville resident, and updates on his medical condition have not been reported. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) indicated that this incident involved a single passenger vehicle and only injured one person. The cause of the crash is still under CHP investigation.
The accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Highway Interstate 5 to the north of County Road 57. The Oroville man was reportedly driving a Toyota southbound on the highway at a speed of 55 miles per hour. For unknown reasons, the Toyota drifted to the left and eventually entered a gravel median between north and southbound sides of the highway. After entering the median, the driver apparently attempted to correct his vehicle and turned right, causing the car to rotate clockwise.
The vehicle reportedly traveled across both southbound I-5 lanes before entering a grassy area to the west of the highway. At this point, the driver attempted to correct again and turned his vehicle to the left, causing it to spin out in a counterclockwise direction. As it was spinning, the vehicle collided with a fence and traveled a short distance south before overturning. The Toyota finally came to a rest on its roof.
After CHP received a call reporting this accident, emergency teams were sent to the area. When officials found the wrecked vehicle, they determined that the driver was severely injured and had him transported to the Enloe Medical Center for emergency care.
While CHP is actively looking into this accident, officers have yet to mention any suspected causes. In many cases, single-vehicle accidents like this one happen due to non-driver collision factors. Such factors can include common things like defective tires, steering systems, or other vehicle products as well as hazardous roads.
Rollover Accidents and Injury Cases
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that rollover crashes are much more dangerous than most types of auto accidents. The statistics show that these accidents account for a much higher percentage of fatal collisions than crashes overall.
A large reason that rollovers are so dangerous is that vehicle roofs often aren’t able to keep occupants safe. In many cases, a vehicle roof is not strong enough to withstand a crash and crushes when the car overturns. This can leave people with “roof crush injuries,” which tend to be severe.
When this happens, the company that made the vehicle is often considered negligent, meaning that crash survivors can seek compensation from them. By holding these groups responsible, it’s often possible for crash survivors to recover the full amount of payment they need to cover medical expenses as well as make up for other damages like lost income and totaled vehicles. However, it’s critical to preserve your wrecked vehicle following the accident so that your attorney can determine whether or not the manufacturer is at-fault.
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