Texas A&M Student in Critical Condition Following Mississippi Rollover Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-May-2013

A rollover accident in Jackson, Mississippi sent one Texas A&M athlete to the hospital in critical condition after the vehicle lost control and overturned at least twice before coming to a rest.

Police identified the Texas A&M ski team member who was hospitalized as Amanda Hoffman. According to police Hoffman was asleep in the back seat at the time of the rollover accident in Miss. Police said they do not believe Hoffman was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the single vehicle crash.

Hoffman, along with two other athletes, was in route to a water ski tournament in North Carolina. The other students were identified as Scott McCormick and Will Stevenson. Both McCormick and Stevenson were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Both were, reportedly, wearing seatbelts.

Some vehicles have a higher risk of rolling over because of the design. But despite the rollover risk of some sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, equipment in the vehicle should be designed to offer adequate protection from the crushing blows of a rollover. Additionally, the roof of a vehicle should withstand the impact and prevent severe roof crush that can pose serious injuries, such as neck injuries, back injuries and head injuries.

Some victims and their families may not even realize that a vehicle failed to protect them as their vehicle overturned. Instead, some victims search for answers regarding what they could have done differently to prevent the injuries and death following such a tragic accident.

At The Carlson Law Firm our team of dedicated investigators are familiar with every aspect of auto product liability and vehicle flaws, helping them uncover answers to questions surrounding single vehicle accidents while our attorneys hold the companies responsible for auto defectsresponsible. We care. We can help.


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