16-Year-Old Killed in College Station Rollover Accident on Hwy 6
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 12-Jul-2013
A rollover crash in College Station claimed the life of a young teen on Wednesday night when the car she was a passenger in overturned after the driver swerved to avoid and animal in the road, officials reported.
The girl was identified as 16-year-old Sydney Jeter, a Texas A&M Consolidated High School student.
Police said the accident occurred right before midnight on Hwy 6.
The accident was the first of two fatal crashes in the region.
The driver of the SUV involved in the rollover crash was identified as 17-year-old Blake Allen, who was injured in the single vehicle accident. Emergency officials said Allen experienced non-life threatening injuries.
Such accidents, involving only one vehicle, can baffle friends and family members of those injured and killed in them, provoking questions regarding what could have been done differently or what may have prevented such a tragedy. But despite the questions associated with rollovers, some such crashes can sometimes be tied to defects in the vehicle or failure by equipment to protect occupants from injuries and ejection. Defective seatbelts, design flaws and inadequate roofs may leave the occupants in vehicle that have overturned vulnerable to head injuries, back injuries and brain injuries resulting from the serious impact of the roof hitting the ground or surface as it overturns.
Because of the questions and details involved in a rollover accident, thorough investigation is necessary to gather and maintain evidence tied to equipment failure and defects. At The Carlson Law Firm, our team of accident lawyers have access to on-staff private investigators, who have the experience and availability to immediately begin compiling information and data.
For a free consultation with our rollover accident lawyers, call 800-359-5690 or visit any of our ten office locations today. We care. We can help.
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