Many motor vehicle accidents involve more than one car or truck that crash into one another. While injuries sustained in such accidents can be severe and painful in nature, some of the most serious car accidents are those that involve only one vehicle.
When the driver of a vehicle is traveling at a high speed and looses control of a car or truck, it's likely that the vehicle will begin to roll. Commonly referred to as rollover accidents, these types of accidents are often serious and, in some cases, result in fatalities.
A 30-year-old Ohio man was recently the driver of a car that was involved in a rollover accident in which one 19-year-old passenger was killed. The fatal accident occurred as the 30-year-old was attempting to exit the freeway. Upon doing so, he apparently lost control of the pickup truck he was driving which then began to roll.
Neither the driver or two occupants, ages 19 and 18-years-old, in the truck were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. As a result, the 19-year-old was ejected from the vehicle and sustained injuries from which he died.
According to the police report, the 30-year-old driver was under the influence of alcohol when the rollover accident happened. He is currently awaiting sentencing on criminal charges related to the accident and passenger death.
In addition, the family of the 19-year-old man who died in the accident may choose to pursue legal action in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. Monies recovered through a wrongful death claim can help family members cover unexpected costs often associated with the sudden death of a loved one.
Source: WOWT, "Update: Driver Booked For Motor Vehicle Homocide," Sep. 11, 2013