Man Succumbs to Odessa Rollover Accident

A rollover accident in Odessa left one man dead this morning after he succumbed to injuries endured as a result of the single-vehicle accident, officials reported.

The driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe was identified as 31-year-old Alejandro Pedro Torres. According to police, Torres was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the rollover.

A report published by NewsWest 9 noted that Torres may have lost control of the SUV while traveling east bound on IH-20. Police said the vehicle became tripped up on a guardrail after Torres attempted to regain control, overcorrecting the Tahoe.

Torres was transported on Sunday, to Medical Center Hospital as a result of the Odessa car accident on IH-20.

Rollover accidents are sometimes a common result of loss of control endured by the drivers of SUV’s, particularly those vehicles with high centers of gravity, which creates imbalance and makes them vulnerable to overturning. In many situations, an SUV becomes tripped up on a surface, object or another vehicle after the driver attempts to regain control of the vehicle.

In some instances, rollover accidents can result in serious injuries and death when the protective equipment in the vehicle fails to protect occupants from roof crush and vehicle ejection. In most vehicles, the roof and pillars attached are designed with technology that safeguards occupants from the crushing blows of the roof as the vehicle rolls, although deficiencies exist in some cars, trucks and SUV’s that fail to provide adequate protection, causing head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and brain injuries, instead.

If you or someone you love have been seriously injured or killed in a car accident as a result of vehicle defects or design flaws, call our auto product liability attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station and statewide Texas at 254-870-3621, contact our product liability lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our car accident law firm in Texas for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.


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