Man Injured in McGregor, Texas Rollover Crash

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 19-Dec-2012

Auto Product Liability Attorneys in AustinA rollover accident in McGregor left the driver of a pickup truck with serious injuries on Wednesday morning, officials reported.

Although the man has not yet been identified, police said he was the only occupant in the pickup truck at the time of the rollover. He was transported to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center via ground ambulance.

Authorities believe the driver of the pickup truck lost control of the vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway before rolling over.

The extent of the driver’s injuries have not yet been released and police are still investigating what may have caused him to lose control of the pickup truck.

Like SUV’s pickup trucks can have a higher risk of overturning because of the higher centers of gravity they posses in contrast with sedans and cars. But while trucks and sport utility vehicles may be at an increased risk of rolling, auto manufacturers have the data, technology and means of designing vehicles that can protect occupants from the crushing blows of a rollover accident.

The protective space between a driver or passenger’s head and neck and the roof of the vehicle are designed to be safeguarded, even as a vehicle rolls by withstanding set standards created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In some situations where injuries have occurred as a result of a rollover accident, the equipment in the vehicle may be responsible for injuries or may have failed to prevent injuries caused by a crash. Defective seatbelts, bad airbags and inadequate roof pillars can sometimes be tied to the injuries victims endure. If you’ve been injured because of bad auto equipment, call our product liability lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury law firm in Austin online or visit one of the 10 office locations we practice from across the state. We care. We can help.

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