Rollover Incident in South Redding Sends Woman to Hospital

Rollover Crash Injures Driver

In the late morning hours of Monday, November 8, 2021, a rollover incident in South Redding resulted in the driver being hospitalized.

Details of the Rollover Incident

The rollover crash occurred just after 11:00 a.m. on Highway 273 in the vicinity of Happy Valley Road. According to reports from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), witnesses saw the vehicle being driven recklessly prior to the crash. It appears that the female driver lost control of the vehicle, which then flipped onto its side. The woman driving the vehicle was transported to the hospital with injuries described as moderate to major.

CHP Continues Its Investigation

The investigation into the cause of the accident remains open. The CHP has not revealed whether driver intoxication was a causative factor in the single-vehicle crash.

NHTSA and Rollover Crashes

Nearly 20 years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted extensive research into rollover accidents, which are one of the most deadly types of traffic events. The agency’s research found the following:

  • Close to three-quarters of vehicle occupants that were killed in rollover crashes were not wearing seatbelts
  • Just under two-thirds of vehicle occupants killed in rollover vehicles were completely ejected from their vehicle.
  • The majority of deadly rollover crashes are single-vehicle events.
  • Elevated blood alcohol content (BAC) readings are associated with deadly rollovers, in particular fatal single-vehicle rollovers.
  • Drivers that registered a positive BAC were more likely to have their BAC be at or above the legal limit for intoxication.
  • Rollovers are more likely to result in deaths than other kinds of crashes.
  • Approximately one-fifth of crashes that cause death are rollovers.
  • The number of deadly rollover crashes involving passenger vehicles was on the decrease at the time of the study, but the number of deadly light truck rollovers was increasing – especially among vans and SUVs. SUVs registered the highest increase, with rates having more than doubled from 1991 to 2002. That number made up for the decrease in fatal passenger vehicle crashes.
  • The increase in the number of light truck fatal rollovers may have been due to there being more on the road as opposed to some element of vehicle design.
  • Just less than a half of single-vehicle rollover accidents were reported to be preceded by an evasive steering maneuver in comparison to a third of rollovers involved in multi-vehicle collisions.
  • In approximately 40% of deadly single-vehicle rollovers and 57% of multi-vehicle rollovers, investigators reported no evasive steering maneuvers preceding the crash.
  • Drivers of rollover vehicles have a tendency to be male and younger than 40. The incidents tend to occur on two-way roads that do not have dividing barriers.
  • Most fatal rollover crashes happened on roads with speed limits of at least 55 miles per hour.

Watch the YouTube video. The clip below shows a rollover crash test of a 2007 Ford Expedition.

Redding Personal Injury Lawyer

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