Seatbelt Failure a Factor in Riverside County Rollover Crash?
A woman suffered major injuries in a Palm Springs rollover accident the afternoon of March 20, 2009. According to an article in the Desert Sun, the woman was driving a Chevrolet Avalanche traveling east on the Interstate 10 near Jefferson Street, when she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over. California Highway Patrol officials say that the woman was wearing her seatbelt, but was still partially ejected from the car and sustained major injuries. She was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. CHP officials still don’t have details about how or why the rollover crash occurred.
I’m relieved that this woman survived this horrific Riverside County rollover accident although she suffered serious injuries. I hope and pray that she has a speedy and complete recovery.
Rollover accidents can be deadly and statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) prove that. According to the federal agency, at least 10,000 people die in rollover accidents each year. That constitutes 25 percent of the total number of fatalities in the United States caused by traffic accidents.