Monday, November 24, 2008

Teen Killed in Rollover Accident

A teen was killed after a fatal rollover accident that happened very recently in west state Route 94.

The deceased was identified as Niamh Pownall, only 19 years of age of San Carlos. He was one of the four passengers of a car at the time of the accident. The driver of the car reportedly lost control of the wheel, causing it to go off the freeway.

The vehicle, a Honda, rolled several times and landed upside down in the intersection of Barcelona Street and Buena Vista Drive in Spring Valley. Pownall was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Statistically, more than 28,000 roll over accidents happened each year in the US. 10,000 are fatal – meaning death resulted, while 24,000 are seriously injured.

Pile and pile of cases are being filed - against third party, insurance, car manufacturer, among others, across the nation.

This yet another accident is no exception. In this regard, help from a rollover accident lawyer must be had.

All vehicles have the tendency to roll over. However, study revealed that SUVs tend to roll over more easily than any other type of vehicle. They are usually made higher, and can go faster – the factors which make them more susceptible to roll over.

Among the vehicles that have received recent publications on rollover are: Ford Bronco II, Suzuki Samurai, Jeep CJ, Ford E-Series and Isuzu Trooper. Compared to them, the NHTSA investigation did not show the same evidence of risk in other types of vehicles.