Rollover Accident

Early-Morning Rollover Accident Claims Ava, Missouri Man’s Life

By John Page on November 6, 2012 - Comments off

An early-morning rollover accident claimed the life of a man from Ava, MO recently, according to an article in the Douglas County Herald.

Rescue workers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department, and the Ava and Goodhope fire departments responded to the scene of the one-car accident, which occurred around 1:00 a.m. According to investigators, the driver of the pickup truck that had crashed at the scene had hit a culvert, causing his vehicle to roll over.

The driver lost his life in the crash. Investigators believe he was not wearing a seatbelt when the rollover occurred.

Rollover accidents account for only about 2 percent of all car accidents in the United States, but they claim about 33 percent of all lives lost in car accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Vehicles with a higher center of gravity, such as pickup trucks, are more likely to roll over than those with a lower center of gravity, such as small cars.

Seatbelts are the number-one line of protection in rollover accidents, according to the NHTSA. One study found that those who wore seat belts had their chances of dying in a rollover accident cut in half, compared to those who did not wear seat belts. Seat belt use also helped reduce the severity of injury in rollover accidents; those who wore seat belts were, on average, less severely injured than those who did not wear seat belts.

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Two Killed, Four Injured in Unionville Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle

By John Page on March 23, 2012 - Comments off

Two adults lost their lives and four children were severely injured when the vehicle they were riding in overturned near Unionville, Missouri recently, according to an article in the Kirksville Daily Express.

The Missouri auto accident took place on a clear Friday afternoon, leading investigators to believe that weather was not a factor in the crash. So far, investigators have determined that the vehicle rolled over after its driver overcorrected, possibly due to an emergency situation. All six of the passengers were ejected from the Ford vehicle when it rolled. One of the adults was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was flown by helicopter to the nearest hospital; however, her injuries claimed her life before she arrived at the hospital’s trauma center.

The four children, ages 2 to 10, were taken to area hospitals with moderate to serious injuries. So far, there is no information on how severely they were injured or whether they are expected to recover from their injuries.

According to investigators, nobody in the vehicle when it overturned was wearing a seat belt, which contributed to the severity of the crash. The Missouri Highway Patrol recommends that motorists always wear seat belts, since they often prevent accidents from becoming deadly.

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