A woman who was killed in a rollover accident in Sacramento on the 5 Freeway has been identified as 49-year-old Lolita Buenviaje. According to a news report, this deadly rollover accident that occurred the night of June 13, 2010, was the result of a tire blowout. Buenviaje was ejected from the 2005 Chevrolet she was traveling in and suffered fatal injuries. While three passengers sustained minor injuries, Arnel Buenviaje, the 46-year-old driver of the car was seriously injured. The injured victims were transported to area hospitals.
I offer my heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Lolita Buenviaje for their terrible loss. I will keep them in my prayers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year, there are about 10,000 fatal rollover accidents in the United States. That number constitutes about 25 percent or one-fourth of all fatal traffic collisions in the United States. Rollovers can be deadly because of the intensity with which they occur.
Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, it appears that this fatal rollover accident occurred because of a blown tire. When a tire blows especially on the freeway, it can be tough even for an experienced driver to control the car. I would also be interested to find out if seatbelt defects caused Buenviaje’s ejection from the car. The vehicle in this case must certainly be preserved so that experts can analyze it for any product defects, malfunctions or other evidence.
Victims would be well-advised to contact a reputed Sacramento personal injury lawyer who also has the experience handling cases on behalf of injured clients against large auto makers. If product defects are determined to have caused the accident, the auto maker or the tire manufacturer could be held accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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