Woman and Child Injured in Waco Rollover Accident
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Dec-2011
A single vehicle rollover accident in Waco sent a woman and child to the hospital with injuries on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe SUV swerved to avoid traffic while traveling north on North 26th Street. After swerving, the driver lost control, causing the SUV to rollover on the Texas road way, overturning on its side.
Three women and a child were inside the vehicle and had to climb out the rear doors to escape from the SUV. One of the women was transported, with the child, to a local hospital with what police described as, “non-life threatening” injuries.
Rollover accidents in Texas have been prevalent in the news as excessive holiday traffic, slippery road conditions and distractions cause some drivers to lose control of their vehicles, especially top heavy SUV’s. But while the Chevy Tahoe rollover resulted in slight injuries, defects and design flaws in some vehicles can provoke more serious injuries by failing to protect the head space of vehicle occupants.
The protective space above vehicle occupants can be safeguarded with strong roof pillars and effective, crashworthy design. Because SUV’s are often more prone to rollover accidents because of the higher center of gravity, they can be a particular danger when the vehicle impacts the roadways or surface if the roof is not designed and manufactured to withhold under the extreme pressure and weight of a rollover.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a rollover accident because of inadequate vehicle protection, call our product liability attorneys in Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of the 11 offices for our rollover accident attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas. Our experienced personal injury attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigative team and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for you injuries and loss. We care. We can help.