Single-Vehicle Rollover Crash in Austin Kills Driver, Injures Passenger
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 6-Feb-2012
A single-vehicle rollover accident in Austin claimed the life of the pickup truck’s driver on Sunday morning, police said.
According to officials, the driver, identified as Jordan Gibbs Nash, 23, became pinned within the 2008 Chevy pickup truck after the vehicle rolled when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Nash was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The rollover accident occurred near Shoalmor Drive and Ranch to Market 2222.
One passenger was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The passenger was transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries that police said, did not appear to be life-threatening. Authorities have not released the name of the passenger in the vehicle.
Rollover accidents are sometimes more common among vehicles that have a higher propensity of flipping or becoming unstable, such as trucks and SUV’s. Because of the higher risk of rolling over, these types of vehicles should has particular care taken when designing and improving the safety aspects meant to protect vehicles occupants from the dangers associated with rollovers.
Roof crush, shattered glass and ejection from the vehicle can sometimes occur if safety equipment is not operating correctly or the vehicle has not been designed to protect the drivers and passengers.
But ensuring air bags are properly designed, seatbelts and comprised of quality, durable materials and glass is made to keep occupants within a vehicle, manufacturers and vehicle companies can help improve the odds of surviving serious rollover accidents and reducing some of the debilitating injuries that are associated with this type of auto accident
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident because of defective or faulty safety equipment, call our auto product liability attorneys in Austin, Round Rock, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our auto accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our product liability law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.
Our experienced lawyers, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the question surrounding your accident or the fatal rollover accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.