SUVs are extremely popular among U.S. consumers, but they are far more dangerous than many consumers realize. SUV rollover lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm caution SUV drivers to be aware of a high rollover risk associated with their vehicles.
In Utah, at least three people were recently hospitalized following an SUV car crash. The SUV was traveling on the freeway when it slammed into four people who were pushing a broken-down vehicle to the gas station. The SUV shoved the vehicle through the underpass and caused it to rollover. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and all four victims suffered serious injuries.
Police are still investigating whether or not the SUV stopped at a red light just before the crash. So far, the driver of the SUV is charged with a DUI, and he could face additional charges depending on the outcome of the investigation.
Another SUV rollover crash in Texas left five children dead and another five people injured. In that deadly accident, a GMC Envoy burst a tire and rolled off the interstate. A dozen occupants were inside, and 9 of them were ejected. The group was traveling to Splash Kingdom.
Only the driver and one other passenger had their seatbelts on at the time
of the crash.
The five children who were killed in the rollover ranged in age from 2-13. Charges have yet to be filed against the driver, but he could face five counts of negligent homicide.
Also in Texas, two people were seriously injured in an SUV rollover crash after their vehicle fell into a ditch. Witnesses say that the SUV was traveling in front of a pickup truck when the driver slammed on his brakes and ran off the road.
Several other SUV rollovers have recently been reported in the U.S. In
Michigan, two children were killed in a crash when the SUV they were traveling
in was cut off by another driver. Police say that the SUV driver tried
to avoid the oncoming vehicle by making a sharp turn on the median shoulder.
Unfortunately, she lost control and the SUV rolled over.
In a similar incident in Illinois, a 7-year-old boy was ejected from an SUV and suffered serious injuries. The driver of the SUV reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road, rolling over several times. The 7-year-old was seated in the front passenger seat and flew out of the vehicle.
If you were injured in an SUV rollover accident, a car crash attorney can inform you of your legal rights and help you get maximum compensation.