3 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition after SUV Rollover Accident
Three teenagers died and two others are in critical condition after a tragic car accident on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey early Tuesday morning. There were seven people in the car at the time of the accident.
The 2003 Ford Expedition crashed into a guardrail before rolling over on the Garden State Parkway. Police believe a car passing the Expedition at excessive speeds may have caused the driver to lose control of his SUV. The three teenagers who died were all ejected from the vehicle. Police believe they would have survived the SUV rollover accident had they been wearing their seatbelts.
Due to their high center of gravity and narrow wheel width, SUVs are particularly prone to rollover accidents. Often, as was the case on Tuesday morning, these car accidents involve only one vehicle. Injuries in SUV rollover accidents can be catastrophic in nature and are often fatal. In many instances, design flaws in SUVs result in the roof caving in during a rollover accident. In these cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be held accountable for your damages in a defective auto claim.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, it is crucial that you seek legal representation at once. Often, insurance companies will try to unfairly reduce or even deny your claim in an attempt to avoid paying you a fair settlement. By working with a skilled and experienced car accident lawyer, you can place yourself in the greatest position to receive the compensation you deserve.