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Man Dies in Rollover Accident Near the Colombia Solidarity International Bridge in Laredo, Texas


Laredo, TX — A 50-year-old man lost his life in a rollover crash this Thursday afternoon. The incident happened as the vehicle headed towards the Colombia Solidarity International Bridge. The SUV involved was a black Dodge Durango.

Authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the deceased driver, as authorities are awaiting notification of next of kin.

No further updates have been provided.

Thoughts on fatal rollover crashes

Some might think the driver is solely to blame for this rollover crash because it involved only one vehicle. But let’s consider that rollover crashes happen a lot, and manufacturers know how dangerous these accidents are. Shouldn’t manufacturers make vehicles that protect motorists from serious injury or death in these common accidents? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

Over 10,000 people die in rollover accidents each year. This should not happen. If a vehicle is built with safety in mind, an adequately belted motorist should not die. Unfortunately, some SUV models have a history of defects that fail to protect occupants during rollover incidents. These defects include seatbelts that fail to restrain fully, airbags that do not deploy, and roofs that crush and collapse, unable to withstand the impact of a rollover.

In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), roof crush is one of the main factors in deaths and injuries related to rollover accidents. This is why government regulations mandate that a vehicle’s roof must withstand no more than 5 inches of crush while supporting 1.5 times the vehicle’s weight. If the crush exceeds this limit, it could suggest negligence by the manufacturer.

If an inspection of the SUV reveals that one of these known defects caused the fatal injuries in this crash, the surviving family deserves answers and accountability from the manufacturer. No motorist should suffer harm due to a manufacturer’s failure to produce safe, reliable vehicles.

As legal professionals with decades of experience, we understand the profound impact of defective vehicles on individuals and families and the complexity of these cases. We are committed to advocating for victims of rollover accidents, ensuring they receive the answers and justice they deserve.

 

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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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