Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Rollover Accident Injures Five including 3 Children

Families are enticed into buying bigger cars with the belief that the bigger their cars are the safer they become. However, safety has always been a major concern for big vehicles such as SUVs. SUVs are more prone to roll over accident than cars.

Rollover accidents are rare but when it happens it could lead to serious injuries such as head injuries or may result to passengers being thrown out of the vehicle.

In a recent rollover accident, five people were injured including three children when their Ford Expedition rolled over on Interstate 805. The children sustained serious injuries but were expected to live nevertheless. The two adult passengers suffered moderate injuries and were fine.

The California Highway Patrol said that the incident involved two other vehicles. The cause of the accident was still undetermined as of the moment.

Car manufacturers were introducing trends or feature to make bigger cars safer. One innovation was the electronic stability control. Some manufacturers even planned to make so-called car-based SUVs wherein SUVs would be built lower to the ground.

In the meantime, those who plan on buying large vehicles should do a little research on what vehicle is less prone to roll over. For those who already owned one, extreme caution should be observed.

In case of accidents, victims may pursue a personal injury case against the negligent parties or a product liability case in case of any defect in the vehicle.