Fatal Rollover Accident in Texas Kills One
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Dec-2011
A roof crush and ejection near Amarillo, Texas claimed the life of a Pantex firefighter, when the driver lost control of his pickup truck, rolling down an overpass embankment.
Authorities identified Jody Baker, 35, as the passenger in a Ford pickup truck that was traveling east Sunday morning, when the rollover crash occurred. Icy roadways may have contributed to the wreck, police said.
Icy interstates have sparked numerous accidents and rollovers, highlighting the necessity of safe vehicles should a rollover accident occur. Despite slippery conditions, vehicles should be outfitted with equipment that provides drivers and passengers with protections against roof crush and ejection, should a vehicle rollover occur.
The strength and crashworthiness of a vehicles roof is imperative to safegariding vehicle occupants, keeping the protective space between an occupants head and the roof of a vehicle, even upon rollover impact. In addition to the design and manufacturing practices contributing to effective roof pillars, quality laminated glass can also add to the crashworthiness of a vehicle but reinforcing the roof and safeguarding occupants from ejection or partial ejection during a rollover accident.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident because of defective auto products, call our product liability attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact our rollover accident attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.
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