Deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigated a rollover accident that occurred on Interstate 75 at mile marker 210 on Thursday, December 16.
A pair of northbound lanes on the interstate had to be blocked off during the investigation. Representatives from the sheriff’s office said one of the cars involved in the collision was hauling a trailer at the time of the accident.
Fortunately only minor injuries were reported. However, deputies continued to investigate the case and did not yet have an update as to how the accident occurred.
How do rollover accidents happen?
Rollover accidents are quite dangerous, as they often have an elevated risk of serious injury. These accidents are relatively uncommon, so how exactly do they happen?
Here are a few potential factors:
- Type of vehicle: Certain types of vehicles are more prone to rollovers than others. Vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as semis or box vans, are more likely to tip over than vehicles that are close to the ground.
- Speed: Speed is very frequently a significant contributing factor in rollover crashes. An elevated rate of speed is often associated with an increased risk of rollover and serious injuries.
- Towing: Towing behind equipment or trailers or having those trailers or beds improperly loaded can make a rollover accident more likely.
- Collision: In some cases, certain types of collisions can put a physical force on a vehicle that makes it more likely to roll over.
If you’ve been involved and injured in a rollover accident caused by another person’s negligence, contact an experienced Manatee County personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh to learn about the next steps you should take to file an injury claim.