A 40-year-old Portage la Prairie man is dead after a crash Friday night.
A 40-year-old Portage la Prairie man is dead after a crash Friday night.
A man is accused of drunk driving in a roll over crash September 17 in Pitt County. Four people were injured, including the 16-year-old son of the man accused of driving while impaired (some media reports say that the son is 17-years-old). The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that a trooper smelled alcohol on the 41-year-old driver before he was transported to Vidant Medical Center.
Authorities say that the accident occurred on U.S. 64 Alternate near Porter Road shortly after 5:30 in the afternoon. Three passengers were in the vehicle. Besides the driver’s son, troopers say an 18 or 19-year-old relative of the driver and a 21 or 22-year-old Parmele man were passengers in the car. All three passengers and the driver suffered undisclosed injuries, but troopers say all are expected to survive.
Authorities claim that the 41-year-old driver was traveling east on U.S. 64 at roughly 90 miles per hour. Troopers think that the Parmele, North Carolina man lost control of his vehicle while trying to navigate a curve about 2.5 miles west of Bethel, North Carolina. Authorities say that the car went into a ditch, roiling over and ejecting at least one of the passengers. One of the passengers was airlifted from the scene. All four occupants of the vehicle were taken to Vident after the wreck.
Few details about the police investigation have been made available in the public media. Authorities say that the Parmele man will be facing DWI and reckless driving charges after the Monday afternoon crash.
A Shoal River woman was thrown from her car in a fatal crash last night.
A 40-year-old Piney man is dead after rolling his vehicle on a gravel road.
A Bloodvein man was killed in a winter road rollover Tuesday.
Many people associate rollover accidents with Miami truck accidents, but rollovers can occur with virtually any type of vehicle. In fact, many passenger cars are involved in Miami rollover accidents every day, especially as customers have become more interested in vans, SUVs, and other larger vehicles that have a high center of gravity. In the right conditions, virtually any type of passenger vehicle can roll over.
Unfortunately, rollovers can be among the most deadly and dangerous accidents on Miami roads. During a rollover, passengers and any unsecured cargo in the vehicle are generally tossed around violently. Any unsecured cargo can easily come flying at passengers at high speeds, causing Miami brain injuries, broken bones, and even fatal injuries. As well, many passengers in these types of accidents may be ejected from the vehicle, causing even more injury. Rollover accidents also increase the likelihood of multiple vehicle accidents and car fires, making these crashes even more deadly.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that drivers take several precautions to reduce the risks of these types of accidents:
1) Wear a seatbelt. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, seat belt use is one of the most important factors in determining injury and survival rates in an accident. According to the organization, passengers who wear seat belts are 75% more likely to survive a rollover accident, because in most traffic accidents of this kind, fatal injuries occur when passengers are ejected from the car.
2) Load your car carefully. Consult your vehicle’s manual to determine how much your car can carry and stick to that limit. If you use a roof rack, be especially careful about how much weight you place on top of your car, as excess weight on a roof rack can change the center of gravity of your car and actually increase your risk of an accident. As well, make sure that you secure everything in your car, including laptops, tools, and any heavy items. In the event of an accident, this prevents the items from becoming dangerous projectiles.
3) Be especially wary on highways and rural roads, where the risk of rollovers are higher. Any narrow road, curvy road, or high-speed road leaves you less of a margin for error.
4) If one of your tires goes off the road, avoid overcorrecting. Panicking and overcorrecting or over-steering increase the likelihood that you will be in a rollover. If one of your car tires goes off the road, it is best to gradually reduce your speed and gently ease your tires back onto the pavement.
5) Keep yourself focused on driving. According to the NHTSA, the most common reasons for rollover accidents are fatigued driving, drunk driving, and speeding. Drive only when you are in good condition to do so. Do not add to the statistics about Miami drunk driving accidents and fatigued driving accidents.
6) Keep your tires in good condition. Incorrectly inflated or worn tires can cause you to go into a slide, which can increase the chances of a rollover. Check your tires regularly and replace them as needed. Poor tire maintenance can lead to Miami tire blowouts and other problems that can cause a rollover.
A 32-year-old man was killed in a rollover early Wednesday on Waywayseecappo First Nation.
When a car tips over on its side or roof, serious injuries can result. Florida rollover accidents usually occur with specific top-heavy cars – such as vans and SUVs – and typically take place when a driver travels too fast when turning. Tripping, a collision with a vehicle, and not being able to maneuver a slope are other reasons for rollovers. In many cases, speed is at least one factor in a rollover.
Some vehicles are more prone to rollovers because they have a high center of gravity. SUVs, vans, and trucks, for example are far more likely to be in a rollover accident than most low-slung passenger vehicles. Some models are especially well-known for having a high rollover risk and in fact some cars have been recalled over this risk. Very large trucks with heavy loads are especially liable to rollovers, because they are top-heavy.
There are many things that manufacturers can do to help prevent rollovers. Some vehicles have wider wheel tracks, for example, making the cars more stable. Roll bars and roll cages can also maintain the integrity of the vehicle in a rollover, reducing the risk of serious brain injury. However, such safety features also reduce passenger space and for this reason many manufacturers do not install these additional safety features in cars that are intended for passenger use. Military vehicles and commercial vehicles tend to have these additional safety features, but most passenger cars do not. Convertibles, however, do have roll bars or additional protection of some type, simply because in the event of a rollover, passengers in a convertible have almost no protection from the impact, other than the windshield.
There are a number of things that drivers can do to help reduce their risk of a rollover accident. If you have a vehicle that has a higher center of gravity, for example, avoid loading any weight on the roof of the vehicle. Additional weight there makes your vehicle top-heavy and makes it more likely to roll over if you have to drive down a very steep slope or if you accidentally collide with an object or vehicle. As well, avoiding making sharp, fast turns. This is the highest risk factor for most rollover accidents, so driving the speed limit and avoiding taking your car off the road onto slopes and into ditches can greatly reduce your risk of a rollover
Rollover accidents tend to be serious. In this type of Florida car accident, it is common for the roof to cave in or collapse, leading to serious brain injuries and other serious injuries. As well, in some rollover accidents the car stops in a position that blocks doors and escape routes, trapping passengers inside. In the event of a fire, this can be fatal as passengers are unable to flee the vehicle in time.
A 51-year -old woman from the RM of Alexander died in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday night.