19-Year-Old Man Dies in Rollover Accident
According to a San Antonio Express-News report, a 19-year-old died, and his two passengers were injured in a single-vehicle rollover accident on July 2, 2023.
The incident occurred on the Far West Side of San Antonio on the 1400 Block of Talley Road near Medina Drive, according to the report. The man was driving a black Chevrolet Camero when he lost control and struck a utility pole just after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The impact caused the vehicle to roll, ejecting two of the men and trapping one inside the vehicle. The driver, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene, and his two passengers, 19 and 21, were taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
Did You Know?
4 out of 5 people killed in rollover vehicle accidents were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.
Rollover Accidents in San Antonio
Rollover accidents are some of the most terrifying and deadly accidents a San Antonio driver can experience. In fact, they are the deadliest kind of accident in the United States, with roughly a 50% passenger fatality rate per accident. Interestingly, rollover accidents have similar characteristics across the nation, and studies of statistical data have identified common factors contributing to rollover accidents, including:
- Car Make and Model – Subcompact cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage have almost double the average fatality rate in rollover accidents. Additionally, 38% of passenger deaths occurred in pickup trucks, and 39% of fatalities occurred in SUVs for rollover accidents in 2019.
- Speed – A majority of rollover accidents occur on roads with speed limits of 55 mph or higher.
- Age and Gender – Drivers of vehicles involved in rollover accidents tend to be males under the age of 40.
- Distracted Driving – Slightly more than half of all fatal multi-vehicle rollover accidents involved no crash avoidance maneuvers preceding the collision, suggesting high speeds and distracted drivers.
Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover accidents are not always fatal. However, survivors of rollover accidents are almost always severely injured and are sometimes permanently disabled as a result of rollover accidents. Some common injuries in rollover accidents include:
- TBI, which commonly results in permanent disability,
- Spinal Cord Injury,
- Internal Damage – from crushing injuries,
- Deep Cuts – from flying debris,
- Burns from vehicle ejection,
- and Broken Bones.
Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents resulting in such severe injuries are commonly the result of driver inattention.
Passenger Injury Single-Vehicle Rollover
If you were injured as a passenger in a single-vehicle rollover accident, you may be entitled to damages. Driver error, driver inattention, and car design are all common contributors to single-vehicle rollover accidents. Because passengers normally do not contribute to the accident in any way, they do not receive damages based on the percentage they are responsible for like drivers in Texas auto accidents do. Instead, if you were injured as a passenger in a single-vehicle rollover and you bear no fault for the accident, you can claim 100% of your damages from the negligent driver or your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage if the driver is not properly insured.
To find out what applies in your injury case, contact the single-vehicle rollover attorneys at Carabin Shaw today.
Single-Vehicle Rollover Attorneys in San Antonio
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a single-vehicle rollover accident, contact the team of auto accident attorneys at Carabin Shaw. We have 30 years of experience serving the injured and bereaved in San Antonio and across Texas, and we care. Contact us today at 800-862-1260, or fill out this form to receive your free case evaluation. We look forward to serving you.