California Couple Killed in North Texas Rollover Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Oct-2012

A couple from California were involved in a rollover accident in Northwest Texas that left the man dead and his wife was critically injured in the crash on I-40 near Arnot Road, officials said.

The couple was identified as 71-year-old Mati Mesiket and 67-year-old Sandra Mesiket, both residents of Lompoc, California.

Authorities said Mr. Mesiket, who was driving the 1998 Lincoln Navigator, lost control of the SUV and overcorrected in an effort to regain control. The Lincoln SUV overturned several times, coming to a rest on its side. Mati Mesiket was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover accident. His wife was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital and was most recently listed in critical condition.

Both occupants were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the Texas rollover crash.

SUV’s and pickup trucks have a particular propensity for rolling over, because of their higher centers of gravity that make them more imbalanced if tripped up or overcorrected. But while SUV’s may pose a greater risk of rolling over, manufacturers are armed with information that helped them create a vehicle that can withstand the crushing blows that occur to the roof, even as it overturns and impacts the ground.

The pillars of a roof are designed to reinforce the region, protecting the space between and occupant’s head and neck and the roof, preventing it from crushing in and safeguarding drivers and passengers from serious head injuries and neck injuries that result from roof crush caused by defective roof pillars.

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