Rollover accidents took the lives of two people, including a 10-year-old boy, in Washington State this month. According to a news report, the child, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from a Subaru that went of the right side of Interstate 90 west of Kittitas and rolled over several times. The driver was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In the other accident, a 30-year-old man died when his pickup truck struck the pillar of an overpass and rolled over on Interstate 5 north of Shoreline.
Washington State Roll-Over Accidents
While any type of accident can be dangerous, rollover accidents are often some of the most serious accidents on Washington’s roadways. The victim of a rollover accident is 36 times more likely to suffer a serious injury that the victim in another type of accident. The National Safety Council reports that more than 10,000 people across the country lose their lives each year to rollover accidents.
Rollover accidents often produce such catastrophic results because of the risk of ejection from the vehicle, particularly for those not wearing seatbelts. A victim who is ejected from a vehicle almost always suffers serious injuries. Wearing a seatbelt helps reduce the risk of serious injury; however, even a person in a seatbelt can be seriously injured in a rollover accident as he or she is thrown violently back and forth.
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If you have been injured in a Washington State rollover car accident, whether you were a passenger or the driver, you could be entitled to compensation, depending on the facts and circumstances. The Washington State rollover accident attorneys at Mariano Morales Law can help. Contact the team today by calling (509) 853-2222 or by using our online contact form for your free initial consultation.