One in critical condition after Warwick rollover crash

Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 3:27 pm    

A 72-year-old passenger sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle rollover crash that happened on Interstate 95 in Warwick on July 5, according to a report by the NBC 10 News.

Rhode Island state police said a 42-year-old driver was trying to change lanes on I-95 when he suddenly lost control of his car. The car tipped over before hitting a road barrier. His 72-year-old father sustained critical injuries after being ejected from the car and into the interstate’s northbound lanes.

The driver and his father were transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment. Three other occupants were also treated before being released.

Rollover accidents are serious and often injurious, especially if they happen on a fast-moving highway. Unfortunately, a faulty car component can sometimes be responsible for such an injurious crash. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed in a rollover accident caused by a car defect, speak with our team at the Auto Defects by calling today.

Morning Holyoke rollover sent one to hospital

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 7:47 pm    

One person was hospitalized after a rollover accident on Westfield Road, according to MassLive on June 8.

The accident occurred near Apremont Highway just before 11:00 a.m. Holyoke Fire Department spokesman Capt. Anthony Cerruti said the female accident victim’s SUV swerved off-road and hit an electric pole before rolling over. A crew from Holyoke Gas and Electric needed to remove the utility lines that touched the vehicle. The women was extricated after firefighters used Jaws of Life. She was then transported to Holyoke Medical Center by an ambulance in an unknown condition, although she was seen conscious when rushed out of the scene.

Rollovers like this happen for a variety of reasons – defective car components, tire blowouts, distracted driving. In cases where an injurious rollover crash was the fault of another party, a lawyer at the Auto Defects can look into your situation to see if it qualifies you to file a personal injury claim. Call us at for a free case assessment today.

Stories conflict in Chicago collision involving police SUV

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 4:02 pm    

Two conflicting stories have emerged about what really happened in a collision between a police SUV and a black sedan in Chicago’s East Garfield Park, which left five people, including two police officers, injured, ABC News reported.

Authorities said that just after midnight on April 17, a police cruiser heading north on South Homan Avenue was hit by a black sedan traveling west on West Congress Parkway. The police SUV rolled over onto its hood before it slid off-road and into an alley. However, one of the other car’s occupants, Kerry Holoman, insisted that the police squad ran a red light while chasing another car, causing it to hit them.

All of the occupants in both cars were transported to different hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the black sedan, 19-year-old Tashawna Anderson, was issued a traffic citation. Police refused to comment about the allegations that the squad was at fault and said they are still investigating the incident.

Proving the negligence of another party in an auto accident is crucial in fighting for your right to justice and compensation. The legal team at the Auto Defects might be able to represent you during this legally trying time. Call us at for a free initial assessment of your case.

21 people hospitalized after I-65 rollover

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 5:46 pm    

Twenty-one people were rushed to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries after the charter bus they occupied rolled over in the southbound lanes of I-65 in southern, WDRB reported on March 12.

At around 11 a.m., an Excursions Trailways charter bus was heading south carrying 16 students from Indiana Tech and four Indiana Tech representatives when the bus veered towards the east side of the road and into the median. The bus corrected and turned west, crossing over both southbound lanes before leaving the roadway. The bus rolled over as it hit an embankment on the west side of the road.

Officials from Indiana Tech stated that of the 21 people transported to three different hospitals, two of them were in serious condition with possible concussions and a fractured pelvis and wrist.

Investigators are still attempting to determine the cause of the incident.

Rollover accidents could be a result of almost anything – driver error, road defect, automotive failure. If you think an injurious rollover incident has resulted from a person or party’s negligence, a lawyer at the Auto Defects might be able to be of help. Call us at today to see if your situation qualifies for a claim.

Geneseo school bus rollover sends 11 children to hospital

Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 7:59 pm    

A single bus rollover at the interchange of I-80 and I-88 on Thursday morning, February 26, injured eleven children, according to a report by KWQC.

According to the authorities, 42-year-old middle school teacher Carissa A. Hanson was driving a mini-bus from Geneseo westbound when she hit a patch of ice on the road, causing the bus to rollover on its side at around 8:40 a.m. Reports said 11 kids were on board, five of whom needed to be extricated by emergency crews. All eleven students and the driver were rushed to Genesis Medical Center-Illini for non-life-threatening injuries.

Hanson was cited for failure to reduce speed when needed. She and all of the students have been discharged from the hospital.

Rollover incidents could be a result of many different factors – driver negligence, roadway defect, automotive defect. Whatever the cause, it is important to seek justice and compensation from the responsible party for the damages brought about by a rollover incident. To learn more about how to take legal action, consult with a rollover accident attorney at the Auto Defects by calling today.

Speeding a leading cause of fatal rollovers

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 3:07 pm    

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that rollover incidents have a higher fatality rate compared to other types of road incidents. It is estimated that every year, more than 10,000 individuals are killed due to rollover incidents. Rollover fatalities could result from many different factors, such as alcohol or substance use, not wearing seat belts, and driving taller, narrower vehicles with higher center of gravity.

Speeding is also considered among the leading causes of rollover crashes. In fact, an estimated 40% of fatal rollover crashes have been associated with excessive speeding. The NHTSA further stated that nearly three-fourths of fatal rollover incidents have occurred on roads with a speed limit of 55 mph or higher.

Apart from all of these factors, however, a significant number of fatal rollovers in the country are the result of defective vehicle or vehicle components. To learn more about taking legal action after being involved in an injurious rollover crash due to a defective vehicle, speak with an attorney at the Auto Defects by calling today.

Alcester man died in Union County rollover crash

Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 4:53 pm    

A single-vehicle rollover on County Road 13 in Union County, South Dakota resulted in the fatal injury of one man, the Yankton Daily reported on January 6.

According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, 67-year-old Lee Wayne Thormodsgaard of Alcester was driving a 1994 Jeep Cherokee westbound when he veered off the road and into a ditch, causing the vehicle to roll over. The accident occurred just four miles east of Alcester. The road was covered with snow when the accident happened. Although both the Union County Sheriff’s Office and Hawarden Fire and Rescue responded to the crash, Thormodsgaard succumbed to his fatal injuries.

No other information about the underlying causes of the crash was available; however, the South Dakota Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the event. It was determined that Thormodsgaard was strapped in with a safety belt when the accident happened.

The legal team at the Auto Defects extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family affected by this great loss.

Stillwater woman killed in Tulsa County rollover crash

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 8:57 pm    

One woman was killed in a single vehicle rollover that occurred in Tulsa County on Sunday, November 30, according to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

At around 9:15 p.m., 22-year-old Caitlyn Briscoe of Stillwater was driving a 2009 Chevy Aveo eastbound on U.S. Highway 412 near Willow Road when the car veered to the right and stuck a concrete barrier wall before overturning onto its roof. The driver sustained head and internal injuries, and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Rescuers from the Sand Springs Fire Department had to use Jaws of Life to extract Briscoe, who was pinned in the wreck for an hour and a half.

Authorities said Briscoe was strapped in when the accident happened, and her airbag did function.

The attorneys at the Auto Defects extend their deepest, heart-felt condolences to Caitlyn’s family and friends.

F-150 Truck Rollover when Back Right Tire Fails

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 4:49 pm    

A mother was killed and her three sons seriously injured after a rollover crash in Eastern Utah on Sunday, November 16, 2014 according to the Deseret News reported.

At around 2:40 p.m., the passenger-side rear tire of a F-150 pick-up truck that the woman was driving went flat while traveling on I-70 near Thompson Springs, approximately 40 miles north of Moab. The vehicle drifted towards the median and rolled multiple times. The mother was pronounced dead on the spot. Her three sons, aged 7, 12, and 14, sustained serious injuries and were transported by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Colorado.

The cause of the tire failure is unknown. Meanwhile, a statement released by the Utah Highway Patrol said that although occupants were strapped in when the incident happened, the driver and her 14-year-old son were ejected during the crash. It was not clear whether the seatbelts were defective or not worn properly or if they failed to function.


Walpole man charged after fatal Hyde Park Rollover

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 4:40 pm    

A Walpole resident has been charged with multiple offenses following a rollover incident that claimed the life of one woman, CBS reported on November 15.

42-year-old Jeffrey Mason is facing charges of motor vehicle homicide and fourth offense drunk driving after the 2003 Honda Accord he was driving rolled over at around 2:30 a.m. early Saturday morning on the Enneking Parkway near the intersection of the Turtle Pond Parkway in Hyde Park. His passenger, a woman whose name was not released, was pronounced dead on the scene. He was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital after sustaining injuries. After he recovers from injuries in the hospital, he will be taken into custody by police.

Mason is also facing several other charges, such as leaving the scene of personal injury, speeding, and violating marked lanes.

The legal team at the Auto Defects extends their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.

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