The accident took place at the intersection of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Church Street, around 4:15 a.m. Authorities said that a Toyota truck was hit by a Ford Explorer, forcing the truck to roll over.
The Explorer was occupied by three women, who told police they were heading south on Rosa Parks Boulevard when they ran a red light.
The driver of the truck, Nathan Bolton, an Elkton police officer, was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries. He reportedly suffered a severe concussion and was knocked unconscious.
“I don’t remember anything about the wreck. I still don’t,” Officer Bolton told WNCT.
The women are reportedly bartenders at Coyote Ugly. The driver of the Explorer was cited for inattentive driving.
“Inattentive driving is something that can always be prevented,” Bolton told WNCT. “People really need to pay attention to what they are doing. Driving is no joke.”
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a Rollover Accident?
In addition to death, rollover accidents can result in catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken bones. This occurs because occupants can be thrown around during the crash, sometimes even out of the vehicle.
Some of the leading causes of rollover accidents are alcohol and drugs, medical emergencies, distracted driving and defective auto parts.
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good…” – Genesis 1:31
Davis’ Words of Wisdom: Of the nearly 9.1 million vehicle accidents in 2010 nationally, only 2.1percent involved a rollover.