A rollover accident, no matter what the circumstances, adds an extra level of danger and potential injury for the occupants of that vehicle. While minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks are prime candidates for rollover accidents due to their inherently higher center of gravity, even passenger sedans and other relatively short vehicles have been known to roll over during a traffic accident.
When a rollover crash occurs, the relatively weak roof supporting structure of some vehicles can collapse, causing injury to the driver and other occupants of the car or truck. Traumatic head and neck injuries can be sustained in such wrecks, both of which can cause life-threatening or life-altering medical conditions. Fatalities are quite common in such accidents.
As a Maryland auto accident lawyer, I and my staff have the skills to represent victims of such accidents who wish to recover costs such as medical expenses, lost wages and other financial troubles caused as a result of this kind of horrendous crash.
Based on news reports, a single-vehicle rollover accident happened along Rte. 50 in Anne Arundel County near Annapolis, MD, injuring a number of the vehicle’s occupants. According to the Anne Arundel Co. Fire Department, a total of seven persons were hurt as a result of the incident.
Reports indicate that the accident happened in the early afternoon on a Saturday. After apparently receiving word of a car wreck, emergency responders arriving on the scene found a rolled over white sedan near the northbound lane of Route 50. Fire department officials stated that all seven passengers sustained some kind of injury as a result of the crash.
Five adults — from 20 to 41 years old — were treated and then taken to Shock Trauma either by ambulance or helicopter. All had what authorities described as serious but non-life threatening injuries. Medics on the scene also treated two young children — perhaps only two- and 5-years old. Those kids were taken to the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore with minor injuries.
Although the reason for this rollover was not immediately known, police were still investigating the cause at the time so of the news article.
Vehicle rollerover sends seven to the hospital, ABC2news.com, August 21, 2010