Memphis SUV Accident Ejects 3, Traps 3 inside Vehicle
An SUV was involved in a serious accident in Memphis, Tennessee, Monday morning, as three people were ejected from the vehicle and three more were left trapped inside it.
According to a report by wmcationnews5.com, the accident occurred on New Allen Road in front of a Le Petite daycare center when the SUV flipped over and ended up several feet off the roadway in a wooded area.
The Memphis Fire Department responded to the accident scene and helped extricate the victims from the vehicle. A representative with the MPD also stated that two children were taken a local hospital in non-critical condition for treatment. A man was also seen being placed in the back of a police cruiser in handcuffs at the scene of the accident.
Memphis police blocked traffic on New Allen Road and Hawkins Mill Road for several hours as they worked to investigate the accident and clean up debris.
What Causes Rollover Accidents?
Rollover accidents can cause serious and often life-threatening injuries to drivers and passengers. These serious and often fatal accidents have multiple causes, including:
Rollover accidents are often caused as a result of the impact between two or more vehicles colliding during a car accident. The forces generated during car accidents can cause vehicles to leave the roadway and become severely unbalanced—and top-heavy vehicles like SUVs have a tendency to flip or roll over when the weight of the vehicles becomes more concentrated on one side.
- Speeding around turns
Another cause of rollover accidents is taking sharp turns at high speeds. Vehicles that turn too fast can quickly lose traction and become unbalanced, making them much more likely to tip over as the driver attempts to complete the turn. In some cases, attempting to correct the vehicle’s balance can actually cause the vehicle to rollover into oncoming traffic, posing a serious risk not only for the driver and passengers, but also for other motorists on the roadway.
- Driving while intoxicated
Safe driving requires focus, concentration, and good judgment. Alcohol, drugs, and certain prescription medications can reduce all of these abilities when consumed, making intoxicated drivers and their passengers much more likely to be involved in rollover accidents. All it takes is a momentary loss of control of a vehicle in a turn or near an embankment for the vehicle to become severely unbalanced and flip or roll over.
- High-speed rural highways
Rural highways and roadways often don’t have guardrails to prevent vehicles from leaving the roadway. And due to a lack of lighting, these highways are often hard to navigate at night or during heavy rainfall. Those factors combined with a lack of familiarity with the roadway and slick road conditions can cause drivers to take turns too fast or too sharply—both of which can lead to serious rollover accidents.
At Matt Hardin Law, our Memphis car accident attorneys know that rollover accidents are among the most serious types of car accidents, as they often leave victims with severe, disabling, and even life-threatening injuries. That’s why it’s our goal to help victims get the compensation they need to pay for their medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle repair costs—especially if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence.
If you were injured in a rollover accident that wasn’t your fault, our legal team may be able to help you get money for your accident-related expenses. Get in touch with our legal team by dialing (901) 201-4478 or by filling out our free online contact form. Don’t wait to get the help you need—contact us today.