On the evening of Saturday, October 26th, an SUV filled with sixteen teenagers was involved in a rollover accident that occurred while the vehicle was traveling around a curve along Muirlands Vista Way in San Diego. The passengers ranged in ages from 13 to 17. Five victims were taken to the local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and a broken leg.
According to reports the teens were on their way home from a party when the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn and roll onto its roof. A witness to the accident was able to immediately call for emergency services and help provide care for the injured passengers.
Police officials believe that the number of passengers confirmed to be in the vehicle at the time of the accident may have directly contributed to the rollover. No life-threatening injuries were sustained, despite the fact that the SUV was carrying sixteen passengers, far more than the maximum capacity of seven people.
Rollover accidents can cause serious injuries, including lacerations, broken bones, head and neck trauma, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and more. Rollover accidents can result from single-vehicle accidents as well as be caused by collisions between two or more vehicles. The type of vehicle, its weight, the number of passengers, speed, road conditions, and weather can all have a direct impact on the severity of the rollover accident and the resulting injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, it is vital that you obtain legal representation at once. Eugene Bruno & Associates has represented clients in and around the San Diego area for more than 20 years. We are familiar with the tactics insurance companies often use to avoid paying out insurance claims and our team can fight to recover the full compensation you need. Before you take any further actions, call my firm so that I can investigate your accident and determine your available options to seek maximum compensation!