a Los Angles SUV rollover accident attorneys have noted a recent rollover accident involving a dump truck and SUV. Two women were injured in the SUV rollover case the morning of May 19, 2009 after the sport utility vehicle was struck by an out-of-control dump truck, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. The San Dimas rollover accident occurred when the dump truck traveling on the transition road between the south 57 Freeway and the east 10 Freeway connector lost control for some reason. The dump truck, which had an additional piece attached swerved to the right, hit a sign and seemed about to jackknife, California Highway Patrol officials said.
But instead, the dump truck overturned and struck a 2004 gray Ford Explorer. The car accident caused the Explorer to roll over several times. Two women were trapped inside the SUV. Both were airlifted to an area hospital with personal injuries. The driver of the dump truck, Daniel Couch, suffered minor injuries.
I’m relieved that no one suffered any catastrophic injuries in this SUV rollover accident. I wish all the injured victims the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
The question in this Los Angeles County truck accident is why did the dump truck driver lose control of his big rig on that connector road. Was he distracted or impaired at the time of the car crash? Did the dump truck have some mechanical problems or product defect issues? Was the truck overloaded at the time? The answers to these questions will tell us whether or not the dump truck driver or his employer was responsible for causing this SUV rollover accident case and resulting injuries. If that was the case, they could be held liable for the victims’ injuries.
The two victims will be well advised to retain the services of Los Angeles personal injury attorneys, who are well versed in product defect lawsuits relating to Ford SUVs. We have represented several clients who have been seriously injured as a result of Ford SUV rollover accidents. The injuries often occur because the roofs of these SUVs cave in on their occupants mainly due to poor roof strength causing severe head or spinal cord injuries. Many models of Ford SUVs are known to tip over easily because of their defective design. The victims here could have a claim against the trucking company and the auto maker. A knowledgeable car accident attorney will determine all the negligent parties involved here and who should be held accountable.