Lincoln, Nebraska — A rollover crash on Wednesday evening resulted in the hospitalization of two individuals. Emergency crews discovered a pickup truck overturned in the median, with two occupants trapped inside. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. near the York exit on I-80.
According to reports, the rescue operation successfully extricated both individuals from the vehicle after lifting the pickup because one of the occupants had a body part pinned underneath. The occupants sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital.
At least four vehicles were in the crash, although the extent of injuries to other drivers remained unclear.
Ongoing updates will be provided as they become available.
Injuries in Rollover Accidents Are Not as Common in Properly Designed Vehicles.
Have you ever wondered why some people walk away from a rollover accident uninjured while others suffer serious injuries and death? The answer to this question comes down to the design of the vehicle. The technology needed to protect a properly restrained passenger from being injured in a rollover accident has been around for decades. Unfortunately, some manufacturers have chosen to produce vehicles without this technology at the expense of their customers.
Was the truck in this crash designed to protect its occupants or did it cause the injuries suffered? Did the seatbelts restrain properly, did the airbags deploy, did the roof remain intact?
Following a truck rollover accident, these safety features need to be inspected by trained professionals to ensure the occupants received the protection they deserved.
If the truck’s design caused the injuries here, the manufacturer needs to answer for its mistakes. Under the law, people injured by a defective product have a right to hold the manufacturer financially responsible for all harm suffered by the product.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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