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A Man is in Critical Condition Following a Rollover Accident on East Shelby Drive near Forest Hill Irene Road in Shelby County Memphis, Tennessee


Memphis, Tenn. — A man is in critical condition after a single-vehicle accident that resulted in a rollover. The incident happened Thursday evening on East Shelby Drive near Forest Hill Irene Road.

According to reports, the man was driving an SUV and veered across the median and overturned onto the road’s westbound lanes.

Emergency responders rushed him to the hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

No further details have been released.

Thoughts on rollover crashes

Rollover accidents happen more often than people realize. There is also a misbelief that the driver alone is to blame for injuries sustained in these crashes, especially when only one vehicle is involved. However, this is only sometimes true. While drivers should be cautious to prevent rollovers, manufacturers also play an important role in keeping occupants safe during such accidents. Manufacturers are well aware of the frequency and danger of rollover accidents. Since they know this, shouldn’t they design a vehicle that can withstand the impact of these types of crashes?

Unfortunately, many SUV models have a long history of failing to withstand a rollover. These vehicles have fallen short of protecting occupants from further injury and have increased the risks of injury during a rollover. Common problems (or defects) in these vehicles include seatbelts that fail to restrain, airbags that do not deploy, and roofs that collapse, crushing occupants inside. When these basic safety features fail, people get seriously hurt or die.

While we do not have enough details regarding this incident and the SUV, a thorough investigation examining all the facts can help determine whether the vehicle in question may have been defective.

May the injured here recover soon.

 

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The Ammons Law Firm represents clients across Texas in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation.

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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