According to news sources, on October 1, 2021, a rollover crash occurred in Boynton Beach on the Turnpike just north of Boynton Beach Boulevard. The vehicle involved in the crash was a large truck. It is unclear if alcohol or drugs was involved in the crash or if anyone was injured.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most fatal rollover accidents involved a single vehicle. Additionally, nearly three-fourths of the occupants in a fatal rollover crash were not wearing a seat belt. Rollover crashes are more likely to result in death to the occupants of the vehicle compared to other types of accident crashes. Rollover crashes account for approximately one-fifth of all fatal crashes. Drivers involved in rollover crashes tend to be male and under the age of 40, driving on two-way roads. A main reason for these crashes involves speed; rollover crashes are much more likely to occur if the driver is traveling in excess of 55 miles per hour.
Rollover crashes often result in severe injuries to the driver or occupants of the vehicle. These are violent crashes. Although rollover crashes are not common, they account for roughly 20 percent of the overall deaths in car accidents. Light trucks are significantly more likely to be involved in a rollover crash than passenger cars.
A car accident lawyer is the person who handles cases involving injuries in rollover accidents. Call our office today for a free consultation at 561-588-2781 if you have been injured in a rollover crash.