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Tulsa Rollover Accident Causes Critical Injuries

By Car Accident Help on July 17, 2013

Two men sustained life-threatening injuries in a Tulsa car accident involving a vehicle rollover. According to a News9 report, the rollover crash occurred on Second Street near Lansing Avenue in Tulsa. Officials say the driver of a Honda was traveling at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle veered off the roadway, struck railroad tracks, and rolled over. One of the vehicle’s occupants was ejected while the other was trapped inside. The man who was ejected did not have a pulse, but was revived by CPR. The man inside the vehicle appears to have suffered severe internal injuries. Officials believe that neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt. Investigators are still determining the cause of the rollover, but state that alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

There are two types of rollover crashes: tripped and untripped. A tripped rollover accident is when a vehicle rolls after striking an external object such as a curb, railroad track, or other vehicle. An untripped rollover is when a vehicle overturns because of the steering of the driver, the speed of the vehicle, or from friction with the ground.

There are a number of ways in which Oklahoma drivers can reduce their chances of being injured or killed in a rollover, including:

  • Choosing the right vehicle: Vehicles that are top-heavy are more prone to rolling over. Make sure you purchase a car that is wide with a low center of gravity.
  • Managing your speed: It is important to not only obey the speed limit, but also to adjust your speed to the conditions on the roadway.
  • Keeping your eyes on the road: To avoid upcoming hazards and slowed traffic, it is necessary to keep your eyes on the road and your mind on the task at hand.
  • Staying sober: Impaired drivers are more likely to swerve off the roadway where it is easier for vehicles to overturn.
  • Always wearing a seatbelt: Many of the most serious injuries suffered in rollover accidents occur when unbelted occupants are ejected or thrown inside the vehicle.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover accident, please call the experienced Oklahoma car accident attorneys of the Maples Law Firm at (888) 226-6159. We will provide you with a free consultation and help you determine if financial compensation is available for your physical injuries and financial losses.

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