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Rollover Accident in Rugby, ND, Leaves Sawyer Harmel Injured

Rugby, North Dakota –  On Sunday, a  2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on 33rd Avenue Northeast in Rugby when the vehicle veered onto the southbound shoulder. The Chevrolet began to roll until it stopped facing the east.

The driver sustained serious injuries, and first emergency responders airlifted him to the hospital.

Authorities identified the driver as 20-year-old Sawyer Harmel.

No further details have been provided at this time.

Thoughts on 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Rollover Crash

Rollovers are complex. Justice for this type of crash centers around the cause of the accident and the cause of the injury. When a motorist suffers serious injuries in a rollover accident, it is important to determine if the vehicle provided the occupant adequate protection.

Manufacturers are legally obligated to make vehicles that protect their occupants from serious injury in case of an accident. In other words, your vehicle should protect you from injury, not cause you to suffer a serious injury or death. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with some vehicle models. We have handled cases where roofs collapsed, airbags did not deploy, and seatbelts did not restrain during a rollover crash. This should not happen. Your vehicle should protect you, not be the cause of your harm in an accident.

Safety features should properly function when put to the test. When they don’t, this means the vehicle was defective, and the manufacturers may be responsible for the injuries the defective vehicle caused.

This crash needs to be investigated by trained professionals to determine if the Chevy failed to provide adequate protection. If an investigation finds that the truck added to or caused this man’s injuries, the manufacturer of the truck should take responsibility for its negligence.


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.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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