SUV Overturns Near Fresno Airport

SUV Overturns Near Fresno Airport

SUV Overturns Near Fresno Airport

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. Three men were traveling in an SUV outside of a Fresno airport during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 21, 2017. The SUV lost control and flipped, resulting in a serious collision. Two parties inside the SUV, unfortunately, suffered traumatic injuries resulting from the crash.

We would like to send our wishes for a swift and full recovery to those injured in the SUV rollover accident.

What Happened?

A red SUV was traveling northbound along Clovis Avenue in the vicinity of McKinley Avenue at approximately 3:30 am. For unknown reasons, the motorist of the SUV lost control. The SUV veered over the center median and overturned. The vehicle came to a rest on its side within proximity of the perimeter fence surrounding the Yosemite International Airport of Fresno.

Was Anybody Injured?

Authorities stated one man suffered injuries and another man was unconscious but breathing. It is not yet known whether the injured parties were hospitalized.

What Caused the Accident?

The cause of the rollover accident has not yet been determined due to pending investigation. A Traffic Collision Report is generally processed within one to two weeks from the date of the incident. However, officials reported that a third man was held behind to conduct a sobriety test. Police did not indicate that alcohol was a factor in the rollover accident.

SUV Rollover Injuries

Older SUVs and 15-passenger vans are prone to rollover accidents due to their relatively narrow wheelbase and higher center of gravity. These accidents tend to be the most fatal type of crash. The reason for this is because occupants inside of these vehicles can often suffer an ejection from the vehicle or severe bodily injuries and death due to the roof of the vehicle crushing in on them. Roof crush injuries are caused by the extensive force of an SUV rolling over and lack of roll bars, resulting in the roof collapsing into the passenger compartment. Either of these types of accidents can oftentimes result in catastrophic injuries including paralysis from spinal or neck injuries, decapitation, amputation of limbs, head injuries that cause brain damage, bone crush injuries and even wrongful death.

Most Common Causes of SUV Rollover Accidents

Although advances in technology and safety design has improved in SUVs, their high profile and relatively narrow wheelbase remain prone to overturning. SUVs can lose control due to the following causes:

Rollover accidents involving SUVs can also occur when drivers attempt to overcorrect their steering when veering off the edge of the road. Such incidents are often known as “tripping” accidents. If you have been injured in a rollover accident, call a Fresno personal injury lawyer for assistance.

Fresno Car Accident Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. Rollover accidents involving SUVs can result in devastating, life-changing consequences. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a rollover accident, please call me at (559) 377-7676 for free, friendly advice. You may also connect with me free of toll at (800) 404-5400.

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