Franklin Man Ejected In Bryan Rollover

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 13-Feb-2012

A single-vehicle rollover accident on Texas Highway 6 left a Franklin man seriously injured early Sunday morning, officials said.

According to reports, 31-year-old Chad Wolfe lost control of his SUV, causing it to rollover near Bryan, Texas. Police said he was ejected from his vehicle as a result of the Texas rollover accident.

Wolfe apparently lost control of his SUV as he approached the highway from Holleman Drive, rolling across the southbound lanes of the highway before coming to a rest.

No other vehicles were involved in the rollover accident, authorities noted. Wolfe was the only occupant in the SUV at the time of the Texas rollover accident.

SUV’s carry a specific risk of rolling over because of the high center of gravity that leaves them more vulnerable for overturning during an accident or as a result of loss of control. Data and research highlight the risks associated with SUV’s when it comes to flipping. But despite information emerging, manufacturer sometimes abide by the minimal requirements of the NHTSA. While meeting standards, some auto manufacturers could, potentially save lives, by spending mere pennies on improving safety equipment.

During a rollover accident, vehicle equipment should keep occupants within a vehicle, preventing ejection. Seatbelts and auto glass should keep drivers and passengers restrained within. Laminated glass is designed to keep occupants within the car with a protective film that is maintained despite broken glass. Additionally, seatbelts with defective latches, or poorly comprised materials can fail to restrain during the severe impact of a rollover accident.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a single-vehicle rollover accident as a result of failed auto equipment of defective safety products, call our auto product liability attorneys in Bryan-College Station, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our car accident law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to questions surrounding your accident or the fatal accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. Call us today and we’ll see you today.


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