Texas Rollover Accident Sends Five to Hospitals

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 1-Oct-2012

A rollover accident in Texas sent five people to the hospital after the driver swerved to avoid a rabbit in the roadway, causing the vehicle to overturn and several people to be ejected from the SUV, officials said.

The rollover accident occurred on Friday afternoon near the intersection of County Road 236 and Texas 205. Four of the occupants in the SUV that were injured were identified as children, Texas department o public safety officials said.

Authorities said the driver was identified as a 25-year-old. The driver was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries resulting from the rollover. A 7-year-old passenger was also transported to Parkland and was also listed in serious condition.

Three other children, identified as a 7-year-old, a 4-year-old and a 5-year-old, were transported to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Officials said the occupants may not have been wearing seatbelts, but witnesses on the scene noted that some of the children endured injuries that may have corresponded with seatbelt use.

While seatbelts are a vital aspect of auto safety, seatbelt failure and auto equipment defects can leave occupants and drivers vulnerable to ejection and serious injuries accompanying. Additionally, the glass used in a vehicle has the potential to help keep occupants inside, even during a rollover crash.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover crash, call our product liability law firm in Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury lawyers in Austin, San Antonio and across the state online or visit one of the 10 office locations for our Austin auto accident attorneys in Central Texas and across the state for a free consultation today.

Our experienced rollover accident attorneys in Texas are backed by the expertise and knowledge of private investigators and registered nurses right on staff. We care. We can help.

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