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Luis Gonsalez, 28, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after his Ford Explorer SUV veered off the roadway and rolled over. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the fatal car accident occurred the morning of May 14, 2011 on the Sierra Highway near Newhall Road in Santa Clarita. The Ford SUV hit an embankment and rolled over many times. Gonsalez sustained fatal injuries. No other vehicles were involved. An investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Luis Gonsalez for their tragic and heartbreaking loss.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 11 deaths and 552 injuries involving car accidents in Santa Clarita. 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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Felipe Cisneros Arroyo, 58, of Pasadena was killed in a Chevy Trailblazer rollover accident on January 2, 2008. According to this news report in the Pasadena Star News, Arroyo was driving a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer northbound on the 5 Freeway near Santa Clarita when he lost control and veered into the center divider. The sport utility vehicle rolled over several times. California Highway Patrol officials say Arroyo suffered severe head trauma and died at the scene.

I offer my deepest condolences to Felipe Cisneros Arroyo’s family for their tragic loss. Please keep this family in your prayers.

Rollover accidents are the leading cause of traffic accident fatalities in the United States. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are more than 40,000 traffic accident related deaths in the United States each year and more than 10,000 of those are rollover crashes. SUVs, because of their narrow track width and high center of gravity and inherent instability, tend to be involved in a number of fatal and major SUV injury rollover accidents.
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Traffic investigators in San Pedro are still trying to figure out what caused a fatal rollover crash on December 25, 2008 on the 110 Freeway. The fatal rollover crash killed 38-year old Sheryl Ann Thacker and her mother, Carmela Rodriguez, 64. Injured in this Harbor City auto accident were Thacker’s son Richard Pena, 21, her 12-year-old daughter and a relative, 22-year-old Matthew Crunk. Our source for this blog was this news report in the Daily Breeze.

Police say Thacker lost control of her 1994 Chevy minivan north on the freeway at 60 to 65 mph. Thacker apparently lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons and suddenly veered to the right. The minivan then traveled across all traffic lanes and struck the wood and metal guardrail on the right shoulder. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to roll over and land upside down.

What a horrible fate to be met with on the way to a Christmas Day gathering! My heart goes out to all members of Sheryl Ann Thacker’s family. Not only do they have to bury two family members during the holidays, but must deal with other injured victims who are recovering from this awful crash. This family will certainly be in my prayers and I offer my deepest condolences for their tragic loss.
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Miriam Poland, an 86-year-old Texas woman, was killed in a Ford Explorer rollover crash on December 20, 2008 after the vehicle’s tire tread separated and the driver lost control of the vehicle. According to a KBTX news report, the crash occurred on Highway 30 East in Bryan, Texas, when a tread from a rear tire separated. The tire tread separation caused 49-year-old Charles Poland to lose control of the 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trax he was driving.

According to Texas State Troopers, Poland and his 12-year-old daughter, who were both buckled up, suffered injuries. Miriam Poland, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected from the SUV and suffered fatal injuries.

My heart goes out to the family of Miriam Poland, who died in this horrific Ford Explorer rollover crash. I wish Charles Poland and his young daughter the very best for a quick and complete recovery from their injuries. I’m relieved that they did not suffer catastrophic injuries in this accident.
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Jesse Farmer, 16, of La Mesa, was killed and four others were injured on December 16, 2008 along a remote highway in the Mojave Desert. The fatal rollover accident occurred on Highway 127 about 38 miles north of Baker. Farmer was apparently ejected from the rear seat and later died in an area hospital. Our source for this blog was this report in the Riverside Press-Enterprise.

My heart goes out to the family of young Jesse Farmer and the families of the other young people in the car who were injured. This is obviously any parent’s nightmare. Please keep Jesse’s family in your prayers as well as the others who are recovering from their injuries. I offer my deepest condolences to the Farmer family and wish the other victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

Rollover accidents cause about 10,000 fatalities annually in the United States, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That number amounts to one-fourth or 25 percent of all auto accident fatalities in the country. A lot of these accidents occur because of inherently unstable vehicles that overturn even at lower speeds. In this particular fatal rollover crash, California Highway Patrol officials say that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. I would also be curious to find out whether the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seatbelts.
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A 24-year-old man was killed in a rollover accident on December 12, 2008 along Interstate 10 near Cabazon. The victim has been identified as Damian Demeglio of Desert Hot Springs. Police indicate that Demeglio may have crashed while racing on the freeway with another driver. Eyewitnesses told officials that the two cars were traveling at speeds above 100 mph moments before the fatal rollover crash. Our source for this blog is this news report in The Desert Sun.

Although Demeglio was the only fatality in the crash, a passenger in his car was injured and hospitalized with injuries, California Highway Patrol officials said. They are still looking for a second car – apparently a silver car – that sped away after the crash.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has more information is asked to call 760-772-8900.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family of young Damian Demeglio for their heartbreaking loss. I also wish his injured passenger the very best for a quick and complete recovery. This is a tragic situation for everybody involved.
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Chayo Cabrera, 25, was killed in a San Bernardino rollover accident on December 8, 2008, according to this news report. The rollover crash occurred when Cabrera lost control of his 1996 Toyota Corolla, hit a curb and rolled over on a bridge on Muscupiabe Drive in San Bernardino. Cabrera was ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. He was apparently the only motorist on the bridge at the time.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Chayo Cabrera for their tragic loss.
Please keep them in your prayers.

Unfortunately, rollover accidents are among the most common types of traffic accidents in the United States. Often, these crashes result in catastrophic injuries or death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people are killed each year in rollover accidents and more than 24,000 people suffer catastrophic injuries as a result of such crashes.
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James M. McRae, 32, of Castaic, died in a fiery rollover accident on November 30, 2008 after the Jeep he was a riding in caught on fire during an off-road crash near Pyramid Lake, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The vehicle overturned and burst into flames, California Highway Patrol officials said. Nicholas M. Rowe, 24, who was also in the Jeep at the time of the accident, was seriously injured, but managed to get out of the vehicle and call authorities. Officials say it is unclear who was driving the Jeep. Rowe remains at an area hospital in critical condition.

My heart goes out to the family of James McRae for their tragic and sudden loss. Nicholas Rowe, who was critically injured in this crash, will also be in my prayers. I wish Rowe the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
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A family of five including two adults, two children and one infant, were injured in a Chevy Suburban rollover accident on the northbound Highway 135 near Orcutt, California on November 22, 2008. According to an article in the Lompoc Record, the injured victims, whose names were not released, were taken to an area hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries.

California Highway Patrol officials said the driver of the vehicle swerved to avoid an object in one of the lanes, lost control then overcorrected, causing the SUV to rollover.

It is indeed a great relief that none of the occupants of the Suburban were killed in this SUV rollover accident. A majority of General Motors Company SUV rollover accidents involve roof collapse or crushing and this causes severe head or spinal cord injuries to its occupants. Other injuries that occur in auto defect cases such as this can also be the result of seat belt failures. The family in this 11/22/08 rollover incident would be well-advised to consult with a nationally renowned product defect law firm that is truly experienced in handling GMC SUV litigation.
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Jennifer Miller, 20, of Phelan, died of injuries she suffered in an SUV rollover accident on November 13, 2008 near Victorville, according to this news Web site. Miller was a passenger in a 1994 Isuzu Rodeo that was traveling east on Duncan Road near Lubec Road when its driver lost control of the sport utility vehicle. The Isuzu Rodeo rolled over and Miller was ejected from the vehicle. Fire officials said three other people were also injured in this rollover crash, but the extent of their injuries is not known.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Jennifer Miller, the young woman who tragically lost her life in this horrific crash. I wish the injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2005, there were a total of 43,443 traffic accident fatalities in the United States. Out of this number 10,816 deaths were caused by rollovers. The number of people dying or suffering catastrophic injuries in rollover crashes continues to increase each year.
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