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August 11, 2014

12 Injured In Thousand Oaks Passenger Van Accident

At least 12 people were injured after a charter passenger van rolled over after blowing a tire.

According to a news report in The Acorn, the van blew a tire the afternoon of August 7, 2014 on the northbound 101 Freeway near Lynn Road, hit the center divider, struck a tractor-trailer and overturned.

About half of the 12 victims suffered moderate injuries and the others suffered relatively minor injuries, California Highway Patrol officials said.

There were 16 people

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February 19, 2013

One Dead, Eight Injured in Ford Expedition Rollover Accident

Santa Ana resident, 63-year-old Piedad Orozco, died and eight others were severely injured in an SUV rollover accident in Fresno that was caused by a blown-out tire. The Orange County Register reports that the incident occurred the afternoon of February 16, 2013.

California Highway Patrol officials say the driver, 43-year-old Adan Acosta, was driving a 2003 Ford Expedition going 80 to 85 mph when the right rear tire blew out. The vehicle rolled several times, finally resting on its wheels by the center median on the 5 Freeway north near Kamm Avenue.

Orozco died at the scene. Officials suspect Orozco was not wearing a seatbelt. Acosta was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. Officials said Yesenia Villicana, 21, Rosa Villicana, 42, and three minors ages 17, 8 and 13 were taken to area hospitals with moderate injuries. Nevia Villicana, 19, and Bianca Maynor, 21, were also taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Rollover Statistics

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2008, the most recent year for which these statistics are available, 58 percent of SUV occupants who were killed in crashes were in vehicles that rolled over. In comparison, 47 percent of deaths in pickups and 25 percent of deaths in cars were in rollover accidents.

The Danger of SUV Rollover Accidents

Based on this news report, this Ford Expedition rollover crash was caused by a blown tire. It is not clear if the incident occurred due to a tire defect. When a tire blowout occurs on a Ford SUV, the consequences have proven to be catastrophic. When a tire blows, even experienced drivers struggle to regain control of the vehicle.

Ford SUVs especially the Explorer and the Expedition are poorly designed. These vehicles have a high center of gravity and a narrower track width, making them prone to devastating rollover crashes. Occupants of rollover accidents tend to suffer injuries such as brain damage and spinal cord injuries that can leave them paralyzed or disabled for the rest of their lives.

In such cases, injured victims or families of deceased victims would be well advised to preserve the vehicle in its crashed state, unaltered, so an expert can thoroughly examine it for defects, malfunctions and design flaws. Injured victims or families of deceased victims may be able to file an auto products liability claim against the vehicle's manufacturer. An experienced auto defect lawyer will be able to assist victims and their families pursue their legal rights.

August 13, 2012

Four Killed in Eagle Rock SUV Crash Caused by Tire Blowout

Four people were killed and two were injured in a Los Angeles area car accident after their vehicle went out of control and flew off the 134 Freeway. According to the Los Angeles Times, the fatal crash occurred the night of August 12, 2012 on the 134 Freeway in Eagle Rock. California Highway Patrol officials say a 1999 Ford Expedition that was traveling east in the far left lane hit an asphalt curb, rolled twice and fell through the space between the bridges and about 35 feet onto North Figueroa Street.

Tire Blowout

Witnesses told officials that the Expedition's driver lost control after a problem with one of the tires. Tire debris was coming off the vehicle before it rolled, officials said. Three people including a 11-year-old girl, a man and a woman died at the scene. Another man died later at the hospital. Two others, a woman and a 6-year-old girl who was thrown from the SUV before it fell off the freeway, remain hospitalized. An investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of these deceased car accident victims. My thoughts and prayers are also with the seriously injured victims. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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August 10, 2012

Roadway Debris Causes Fatal San Bernardino County Crash

Monrovia resident William McGrath, 56, was killed in a San Bernardino County car accident involving a vehicle rollover. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the fatal rollover accident occurred on the 15 Freeway south of Calico Road in Yermo the morning of August 8, 2012. Officials say McGrath swerved to avoid debris on the roadway before his 2007 Toyota Avalon went out of control and flipped over. McGrath was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is unclear from the report what kind of debris caused the crash or if the authorities knew of the hazardous conditions.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of William McGrath following this tragic car accident. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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August 1, 2012

Driver Injured in Hemet Rollover Crash

A rollover crash in Hemet caused serious injuries to a woman the afternoon of July 31, 2012. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the injury crash occurred on Menlo Avenue. Officials say the woman was driving east on Menlo at about 35 mph when her 2008 Honda Civic struck a ditch near Buchanan Street and rolled over several times. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains. No one else was injured. Investigators are looking into what caused this rollover crash.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this rollover accident. I wish her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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June 29, 2012

Woman Critically Injured in Huntington Beach Car Accident

A woman suffered severe injuries in a Huntington Beach auto accident, which officials say involved a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred the afternoon of June 25, 2012 at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Algonquin Street. Fidel Barrera, 22, the driver of a Toyota 4Runner, was traveling east on Warner when he lost control of the SUV. The vehicle rolled over several times. The female passenger was trapped inside the 4Runner and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. Barrera was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence as well as driving on a suspended license. Toxicology tests are pending. The crash is under investigation and police are asking witnesses to call 714-536-5670.

My thoughts and prayers are with the critically injured victim of this car accident. I sincerely hope none of the three other passengers in the SUV were seriously injured. I wish the injured victim the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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June 11, 2012

Man Killed in Riverside DUI Collision

Jonathan Cuevas, 20, was fatally injured in a Riverside car accident, which officials say involved a suspected drunk driver. According to The Press-Enterprise, the incident occurred the morning of June 9, 2012. Cuevas was a passenger in a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo being driven by an 18-year-old and traveling east on Arlington Avenue near Fairhaven Drive. The vehicle rounded a curve at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. The Isuzu SUV rolled numerous times. Cuevas was ejected from the vehicle. Officials suspect that he was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, and was determined to have been under the influence at the time.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and many friends of Jonathan Cuevas for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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May 24, 2012

Three Women Injured in Irwindale Car Accident

Three women were hospitalized with injuries after a Los Angeles County car accident when their car left the freeway and went into the San Gabriel Riverbed. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of May 23, 2012 in the southbound lanes of the 605 Freeway near Ramona Boulevard in Irwindale.

California Highway Patrol officials say one of the women was driving the Honda sedan in the number three lane. The driver tried to suddenly take an exit and lost control of the car. The vehicle veered to the right side of the roadway and rolled, coming to a stop on its roof about 75 feet down into the riverbed. One of the passengers was ejected. All three woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.

My thoughts and prayers are with the three injured women. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery from their injuries.

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May 23, 2012

Man Killed in Ford Expedition Rollover Accident

Armando Martinez, 25, was killed and two children were injured in a San Bernardino County car accident involving a Ford SUV rollover, the night of May 19, 2012. According to The Press-Enterprise, the fatal rollover crash occurred on Koala Road near Auburn Avenue in Adelanto. Officials say Martinez was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his 1998 Ford Expedition and it went off the roadway. Martinez was ejected during the crash and fatally injured. Two children, ages 7 and 2, were also ejected and hospitalized following the accident. It is not clear what caused the vehicle to roll over or if the occupants were wearing their seatbelts at the time.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and many friends of Armando Martinez, the victim of this tragic rollover accident. My thoughts and prayers are also with the young children injured in this crash. I wish them the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

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April 3, 2012

Seal Beach Car Accident Critically Injures Four

Two adults and two children suffered life-threatening injuries in a Seal Beach car accident, which officials say involved two cars. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred the afternoon of April 1, 2012 on the southbound 405 Freeway near Seal Beach Boulevard. California Highway Patrol officials say the two vehicles involved in the crash collided and one of the vehicles overturned onto the dirt embankment on the side of the roadway. Two adults and two children from the vehicle that rolled over were transported to area hospitals in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle was treated for minor injuries. Officials are still looking into what caused this accident.

My heart goes out to the critically injured victims of this car accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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January 13, 2012

Three Killed in Paramount Car Accident

Three people were killed and three others were seriously injured in a Los Angeles car accident after the driver lost control and crashed, the early morning of January 13, 2012. According to an NBC Los Angeles web site, the accident occurred at the intersection of Downey Avenue and Somerset Ranch Road in Paramount. Officials say a Chevy Tahoe SUV was traveling at speeds of more than 90 mph in a 35-mph zone when the driver lost control near the 105 Freeway overpass. The SUV hit the curb, a fire hydrant and a light post. The vehicle then rolled over and caught fire. Five people were ejected. Two of them died. A female passenger, who was found inside the SUV, died as well. Three others suffered serious injuries, but are expected to survive. All of the victims were in their early 20s.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased victims. They will be in my thoughts and prayers. My heart also goes out to the injured victims of this rollover accident. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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December 6, 2011

San Diego DUI Collision Causes Injuries

Four people were injured in a San Diego car accident, which police report, may have involved a drunk driver, the morning of December 4, 2011. According to a news article in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the DUI collision occurred in the eastbound lanes of the Interstate 8, near Waring Road, in Mission Valley. California Highway Patrol officials say a Land Rover rear-ended a Lexus SUV forcing it to spin out of control and go over a center rail divider. Other vehicles were reportedly involved and at least one man was trapped inside an overturned SUV. Two adults and two children were hospitalized following the crash with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Land Rover was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

My thoughts and prayers are with the many injured victims of this crash. I wish them all the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

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June 8, 2011

Fatal San Bernardino Rollover Accident

Car accident lawyer in San BernardinoAlex Rocha, 11, was killed in a San Bernardino car accident after the vehicle in which he was a passenger rolled over and crashed. According to a news report in The San Bernardino County Sun, the fatal rollover accident occurred on Highway 95 near Highway 62, the morning of June 6, 2011. The driver of the vehicle veered off the northbound 95 and then attempted to steer back onto the roadway. This caused the vehicle to roll over. Alex died at the scene of the crash. His mother and sisters also sustained injuries in this accident. California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the cause of this car accident.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Alex Rocha for their devastating loss. My heart also goes out to the injured victims of this rollover accident. Please keep the Rocha family in your thoughts and prayers.

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March 31, 2011

Two Injured in Los Angeles Rollover Accident

A 28-year-old woman and her 8-year-old daughter sustained injuries in a Los Angeles car accident after their car overturned on the freeway. According to a news report in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, the injury crash occurred the morning of March 30, 2011 on the 57 Freeway near Temple Avenue in Pomona. The woman was driving a Toyota Camry when for an unknown reason, she veered to the left. The car then rolled over several times before colliding with the center median. The woman sustained moderate injuries while her daughter suffered relatively minor injuries. Both were wearing seatbelts.

My heart goes out to the mother and daughter who have been injured in this rollover accident. I'm relieved that neither one of them sustained life-threatening injuries given the intensity of this accident. I wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol's 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 717 injuries involving car accidents in Pomona. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 667 people died and 52,229 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.

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March 31, 2010

Things Personal Injury Victims Should Be Aware Of After A Rollover Accident

Auto product defects can lead to life threatening accidents. Knowing what to look for in a rollover accident could mean the difference between day and night for your case. Be sure you are not overlooking important details in your accident. These details could be critical in your settlement process.

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