Pregnant Woman Dies in Ford Explorer Rollover in Texas

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Dec-2011

A pregnant woman was killed in a Ford Explorer rollover accident yesterday, when she lost control of the SUV she was driving on US Highway 277 in Dimmit County.

Police identified the young woman as 23-year-old Irma Anabel Salinas, who was traveling southbound on the highway, headed toward Laredo when the accident occurred.

Officials said Salinas was ejected from the vehicle and continue to investigate the Laredo car accident. Initial investigations showed that Salinas may not have been wearing a seatbelt.

Pregnant women must sometimes reposition seatbelts to protect themselves and unborn babies should an accident occur. According to BabyCenter, pregnant women should secure the lap belt in a vehicle beneath the belly, snugly against the hip bones. Seatbelts should not be worn across the belly, the parenting website notes, since an accident could cause the placenta to tear away from the uterus if the belt is worn that way.

Seatbelt defects and airbag defects can be especially dangerous for women who are pregnant. Despite the importance of safe auto equipment for pregnant women, defective equipment can cause serious injury for babies and mothers.

Even if a minor accident does not cause severe pain, pregnant women should always get checked out by a health care provider to ensure unseen injuries or damage did not occur.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident, call our personal injury attorneys in Laredo, San Antonio, Austin and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact our accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our car accident lawyers in Texas for a free initial consultant regarding your case.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you piece together the puzzle surrounding your accident or the accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.

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