Salt Lake City, UT (October 27, 2022) – An accident led to a vehicle rollover as well as victim injuries and the closure of an intersection in Salt Lake City on Thursday, October 27th.
The crash happened at about 1:50 p.m. at the intersection of 500 North and 300 West, near the Marmalade Branch Public Library when two passenger vehicles collided.
The force of the crash caused one of the cars to overturn. Police and emergency responders closed off the intersection and re-routed traffic as they worked to determine the cause and provide medical aid to the victims.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
One of the most terrifying and extreme types of vehicle collisions is one that results in a vehicle rolling over. Collisions involving overturning automobiles are considerably different from other types of collisions that leave the involved vehicles upright. There are multiple factors that could potentially play a part when a vehicle rollover happens, each of which greatly increases the probability of critical injuries.
As with all car crashes, gravity plays a role. This is especially true where vehicle rollovers are concerned. When a car overturns, the vehicle itself develops crush points, the area in which two objects come together, around the passenger’s side of the car.
The speed of an object in a given direction is called velocity and it is a major factor in rollover accidents because, irrespective of the origin of impact, it must be forceful enough to make the vehicle overcome the engineering safeguards created by vehicle manufacturers to cause the car to roll.
Oftentimes, this occurs when one vehicle crashes into another and the impact generates enough force to flip the impacted vehicle over. Rollover crashes, however, can happen even during events that involve a single vehicle as long as enough velocity or force is produced by the vehicle’s own speed and weight.
A rolling truck or car poses a danger to others. A rolling vehicle could run into other automobiles, utility poles, pedestrians, bicyclists, or structures. They are also capable of obstructing traffic and flinging debris into the other traffic lanes. Once the car comes to an uncontrolled stop, rescuers at or near the scene can be hit by oncoming traffic attempting to circumvent the wreckage.
Ensuring that all vehicle occupants are properly restrained significantly reduces their odds of being seriously hurt during a vehicle rollover incident. This is because when a vehicle rolls, passengers may be fully or partly thrown from the vehicle and then crushed under its immense weight when it rolls. An ejected passenger could also hit the asphalt with a great deal of force, causing them to endure critical injuries.
After being hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case assessment and learn how we can help you.
Vehicle rollover collisions can be complex in terms of sorting out liability and require the proficiency of a competent and experienced lawyer who has the resources to adequately investigate the event and secure full and fair compensation for your losses.
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