Katy Woman Killed in Hwy 6 Auto Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 26-Dec-2013

An accident involving an 18 wheeler truck and a passenger vehicle quickly turned fatal on Thursday morning when the female driver of a sedan was ejected from her vehicle despite wearing a seatbelt, officials reported.

The woman was identified as 20-year-old Chelsea Larsen, of Katy, Texas.

According to police, Larsen lost control of her Toyota sedan and attempted to regain control by overcorrecting the vehicle. As a result, her vehicle veered into the path of a semi-truck. The impact of the truck collision caused Larsen to be ejected from the vehicle despite the use of a seat belt.

In some situations where seatbelts fail, the malfunction may be traced back to a design or manufacturer defect. In theory, seat belts should safeguard occupants from ejection, keeping them within the vehicle during severe impacts and rollover accidents.

Types of Seatbelt Defects

In addition to preventing ejection, seatbelts help protect occupants from the impact of other equipment in the vehicle. Some of the more common problems associated with seatbelt flaws include; bad webbing, poor material comprising the belt, seatbelt sensor failure and failed seatbelt latches.

While many car accidents resulting in ejection can result in death for victims, other instances of auto ejection can cause life-altering injuries that victims and their family members deal with for the rest of their lives. Traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries and injuries to the back and spine can completely transform the way a victim provides for themselves and their family members.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident because of a defective seatbelt or other auto equipment, call our defective seatbelt attorneys in Texas for a free consultation today. Our team of auto product liability attorneys are backed by the expertise of private investigators right on staff, helping victims of auto accidents and their families answer important questions. We care. We can help.

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