Roll-over Crash in Harrison County

Clarksburg WV – Five young people in were involved in a serious roll-over crash on Highway Route 19 South near Laurel Park Road late on Saturday, October 19th, 2013.  The accident resulted in critical injuries in four of the car’s occupants.  The four individuals are in critical condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown; two were flown there by HealthNet, one was taken to UHC by ambulance and then flown to Ruby, and one was taken by ambulance.  Two women and three men were involved in this crash.

Sheriff deputies said the driver lost control of the vehicle and that speed may have been a factor.  The sheriff’s department said the car went over an embankment near a body of water and rolled a few times, but thankfully, did not go in the water.

West Virginia Roll-over Crashes:

Of all the types of car accidents, one of the most dangerous and deadliest is the rollover collision. In a rollover, a car, truck, or other vehicle turns over onto its side or even its roof before coming to a stop in any position, so all four of the vehicle’s sides are involved and the vehicle experiences at least five impacts during the collision. When the roof of the car is impacted, there is always a danger of it being crushed.  While cars are designed to withstand some force in a collision, the impact and damage from rollover accidents are more likely to cause not just the reason for auto breakdown recovery but also some injury and death – because of the nature of the collision, the forces involved, and the damage that is likely to result to a rolled vehicle.

Another factor which makes these rollover wrecks so dangerous is the driver and passengers inside the vehicle can become trapped because of the damage to the vehicle. This may prevent occupants from obtaining the help and medical treatment they need or delaying such treatment, sometimes requiring the jaws of life to cut into the car and so the injured occupants can receive help and treatment.

Morgantown WV Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a rollover accident, you may have a claim for your damages. Contact the car accident lawyers at Robinette Legal Group, PLLC for a free, no-obligation telephone conversation.  Call Today:  304-594-1800 or after hours 304-216-6695.

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Sources:

WBOY News, “4 Taken to Area Hospitals After Vehicle Crash in Harrison County” October 20, 2013. http://www.wboy.com/story/23737492/update-4-taken-to-area-hospitals-after-vehicle-crash-in-harrison-county

Abels, Dave. “Rollover Accidents” http://www.daveabels.com/rollover-accidents.html October 21, 2013.

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