A 25-year-old woman from Commercial Township was killed in an SUV rollover accident, according to NJ.com. The article reports that she was ejected from the SUV when it rolled over. The 23-year-old driver of the 1994 Ford Explorer was traveling on Buckshutem Road near Dividing Creek Road when he lost control of the vehicle. The investigation into what caused the accident is still underway.
In addition to the woman who was fatally injured in the crash, the vehicle was transporting two children and a 29-year-old man as passengers. The woman was the only passenger ejected from the vehicle. The driver and other passengers suffered injuries and were treated at a local hospital.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 10,000 people die in rollover accidents each year. Rollover accidents account for nearly 25 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in the United States. Many of these rollovers involve SUVs or light pickup trucks, as these types of vehicles have a higher center of gravity and a narrower track width than a car, which makes them prone to rollovers. For more information, please click here for a 2002 report issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding rollover accident fatalities.
SUV rollover accidents are different from other passenger vehicle accidents. When they occur, it is important to examine whether there were design or other defects that caused or contributed to the accident or the injuries. The New Jersey auto products liability lawyers of Blume Forte have the experience and knowledge required to comprehensively investigate the potential claims involved, and, to pursue any valid and meritorious claims that might exist against vehicle manufacturers, designers and distributors.
If you have or a loved one has been harmed as a result of a SUV rollover accident, contact the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Blume Forte at 973-635-5400 for a no-cost consultation of your possible claim.