Any car accident can result in those drivers and passengers involved suffering serious injuries. However, those motor vehicle accidents that result in a car or truck rolling over often result in some of the most serious and life-threatening injuries.
The family of a 28-year-old Ohio man recently learned that their loved one died in a rollover accident. The fatal accident occurred when the truck in which the man was a passenger left the highway and rolled, coming to rest in a nearby ditch. During the course of the accident, the rolling motion resulted in the 28-year-old being thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
Four other vehicle occupants, including the 22-year-old driver, suffered injuries and required medical care. According to the police report, neither the driver nor the four passengers were wearing seat belts. Ohio police continue to investigate the accident and it's not yet clear what factors may have contributed to the driver losing control of the vehicle.
This fatal accident serves as an important reminder to all drivers of the importance of wearing seat belts. Fatalities often result in rollover accidents in cases where drivers or passengers are ejected from a rolling vehicle.
In this specific accident, it's possible that the family of the 28-year-old man who was killed may choose to take legal action against the 22-year-old driver. In cases where a loved one is killed in a car accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may be an appropriate means of recovering damages related to loss of life. Additionally, the passengers injured in this accident may choose to pursue legal action in an attempt to recover compensation related to their injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch, "Madison County man killed in roll-over crash," Allison Manning, Nov. 29, 2013