Balch Springs Woman Killed in I-20 Rollover Accident in Odessa

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Jun-2012

A rollover accident on I-20 in Odessaclaimed the life of a woman who lost control of her vehicle, then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn, officials said.

Police identified the Balch Springs resident as 44-year-old Luz Cavazos, who was the sole occupant in the GMC Envoy SUV.

According to police reports, a white 18 wheeler truck was also involved in the accident, when the GMC clipped the back side of the big rig. Officials are still trying to locate the driver of the 18 wheeler truck driver, who left the scene of the rollover accident.

Cavazos was ejected from the SUV as it overturned, and police noted there was an abundance of broken glass at the scene of the car accident in Odessa. The vehicle overturned more than 12 times, officials believe.

A significant rollover accident, where the vehicle overturns multiple times can have horrific results but also require protection from auto equipment, designed to safeguard occupants from ejection. Laminate glass is one type of equipment that can be imperative in protecting drivers and passengers from ejection and even partial ejection.

In contrast with tempered glass, laminate glass contains a film that helps keep the piece of glass intact, protecting occupants from leaving the vehicle through the windshield or other window opening. While standards now require laminate glass for windshields, standards do not require it among other windows and sunroofs, making ejection and partial ejectionfrom those openings a dangerous possibility.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident because of the failure of auto products, call our auto defects attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Waco and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our product liability attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our rollover accident lawyers in texas for a free consultation today.

At The Carlson Law Firm, we may not be able to bring back your loved ones following a fatal accident, or reset your life to the way it was before your accident occurred, but our team of caring attorneys, medical consultants and private investigators will help you pick up the pieces, starting by revealing some of the details and answering some of the questions surrounding your accident. In addition, we have the resources and experience to hold manufacturers and retailers of defective products responsible for injuries and death resulting from their negligence. We care. We can help.

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