Ford SUV Rollover Leaves 7-Year-Old with Serious Injuries

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 5-Sep-2013

A Texas City auto accident that occurred when the driver of a Ford Expedition lost control of the SUV, causing it to overturn, sent a young boy to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday evening, officials reported.

According to police, the 2001 Ford SUV was traveling on Highway 146 when the driver left the roadway and attempted to regain control of the vehicle by overcorrecting.

The 7-year-old boy was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the rollover crash. Two other children and a total of three adults were in the sport utility vehicle at the time of the single vehicle accident.

The other two children in the vehicle were ages 1 and 2-years-old. Police said the children were, in fact, strapped in car seats within the vehicle at the time of the rollover wreck.

Older models of Ford SUV’s, with boxy shapes and designs have a high risk of rolling, leaving many occupants at risk for associated injuries. Although new standards for vehicles are in place, which govern the strength of the roof and other equipment and components, older vehicles may carry some of the same risks that previously left occupants open to serious injuries.

As a vehicle overturns, the impact of a rollover can put pressure on the roof of a vehicle. Vehicles with inadequate roofs leave occupants open to serious head trauma, neck and back injuries that can be deadly and life changing.

If you or someone you love has endured a neck injury or head trauma caused by roof crush during a rollover accident, call our roof crush attorneys in Texas for a free initial consultation today. With years of experience investigating and representing clients injured by defective auto products, we have access to invaluable knowledge and information that helps our clients understand what may have provoked their injury or death of a loved one while holding negligent companies responsible for injuries, loss, time away from work and a transformation in one’s quality of life. We care. We can help.

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