Mother Killed in SUV Rollover Accident in San Antonio on Loop 410

A rollover accident in San Antonio claimed the life of a mother, who was driving with her children in her SUV at the time of the single vehicle accident on Loop 410, police reported.

The mother was identified as Alize Medina, 32. Emergency personnel said Medina was transported to a local hospital, where she was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries she endured in the San Antonio wreck.

According to reports regarding the car accident, the mother lost control of the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV before hitting a nearby guard cable, which sparked the rollover crash. The accident occurred near Valley Hi Road on Loop 410.

Two children in the vehicle were not injured in the auto accident on Loop 410.

Early investigations revealed that the woman may not have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the rollover accident.

Loss of control of a vehicle can be tied to a variety of factors: from inattention to vehicle malfunction to overcorrection to drowsy driving. But no matter what may cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, there are some factors that can protect occupants from the severe injuries that can result from accidents where vehicles flip or overturn.

Shutting down potential distractions is one of the most important things a driver can do to prevent accidents and improve their ability to react to surrounding vehicles, debris and accidents. Turning off or ignoring cell phones, calls and texts allows drivers to focus on the road ahead. Taking one’s eyes off the road for even mere seconds can seriously handicap their ability to react in a timely manner. Instead, staying focused on surrounding vehicles allows drivers to make split decisions quickly and react in order to potentially avoid an accident.

Using safety equipment, including safety restraints, seatbelts and proper seats for children and babies is another way to keep occupants safe should a rollover accident occur. When restraints are used and ejection or partial vehicle ejection occurs, some instances of ejection may be linked to defective seatbelts or flawed auto safety equipment. Further investigation of an accident may reveal that a seatbelt or other auto equipment failed to protect occupants and drivers from serious, fatal injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident where defective auto equipment may have failed to protect you or a loved one, call our defective product lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Bryan-College Station and statewide Texas for a free initial consultation today.

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