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KEVIN VORKINK CRITICALLY INJURED IN ICY ACCIDENT ON HWY 136

SCHUYLER COUNTY, Mo.—Kevin Vorkink, a 51-year-old Kirksville resident, was rushed to a hospital Jan. 13 after he lost control of his vehicle on an icy roadway.

Vorkink lost control of his vehicle just after 9 a.m. while driving westbound on Highway 136, according to local officials. The vehicle veered left off the roadway, overturned, and struck a culvert before coming to rest on its top.

An ambulance transported the 51-year-old to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville for treatment of significant injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by local authorities. At the crash, officials said Vorkink was wearing a seatbelt.

Thoughts on the Schuyler County Accident that Injured Kevin Vorkink

Rollover Accident leading to Personal Injury in MissouriI am thankful to learn Mr. Vorkink survived this devasting rollover accident. Those that follow my blog know many are not so fortunate. I hope Mr. Vorkink can make a full and speedy recovery

I spend a lot of my time working on rollover accidents across the nation. Rollover accidents make up roughly 2% of total car crashes but typically account for more than 20% of all vehicle-related fatalities each year. This is an alarming statistic and one that has drawn the attention of manufactures, regulators, and attorneys.

Given the danger of rollovers, many ask what they can do to protect themselves and their family. Of course, driving prudently is the best mode of protection. Wearing your seatbelt is another. However, even prudent drivers utilizing all available safety features could be killed in a rollover accident. In cases where the driver was driving responsibly and wearing their seatbelt, we look to the manufacturer to determine whether the vehicle was designed sufficiently to withstand the force of such crashes. It is essential to pay close attention to the vehicle's safety canopy and roof strength. I have worked on countless cases where the manufacturer sacrificed significant roof strength to save less than $100 per vehicle. That manufacturer has been plagued with lawsuits ever since.

Mr. Vorkink has a long road to recovery and will require the support of friends, family, and trained professionals. May you find strength as you begin your journey.

Disclaimer: All information contained within this post was compiled from public sources or constitutes the author’s opinion. Please inform us immediately if you identify any false or misleading information.

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