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What Caused This SUV Rollover Accident Near West Nashville?

Earlier this month, a man died in an SUV rollover accident while traveling on Interstate 40 near West Nashville. According to the Nashville Police Department, the driver veered off to the side of the road, tried to correct himself and lost control of the vehicle. He was ejected during the rollover crash and was taken to the hospital, where he would later die from his injuries. While police did find alcohol at the scene which could have played a role in why the driver veered off the road, the rollover could have been due to an SUV design flaw. What Causes Rollover Accidents? Unfortunately, SUVs are particularly susceptible to rollover accidents. SUVs tend to have less stability because they usually have a higher center of gravity along with less width between the left and right wheels. The stability of the vehicle decreases exponentially when passengers and cargo are loaded into…
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Tragic Nashville Rollover Accident Kills at Least One Person

Last month, an SUV rollover accident occurred in the Murfreesboro Pike area between Mt. View Road and Summercrest. According to reports, the car smashed through a telephone poll and left live, hanging wires in its wake. The driver and passenger were ejected from the SUV and taken to a local hospital, where one would later die. While the exact cause of this one-vehicle rollover accident is under investigation, being ejected from an SUV that is flipping over certainly contributed to the extent of the driver and passenger’s injuries. That said, it is possible that defective SUV design contributed to the rollover accident. What Causes SUV Rollover Accidents? Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle flips over onto the side or the roof. While this can occur with pickup trucks, overloaded semi-trucks and vans, rollovers most often occur with SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found rollover crashes are the…
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How Can I Prevent a Rollover Accident?

Sadly, on July 10, a driver was injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 24 in Davidson County. According to Scripps Media, the accident occurred at around 4:30 a.m., on the I-24 ramp that connects to Interstate 65. The crash remains under investigation. The driver was allegedly taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for injury treatment. It remains unclear whether or not other passengers were injured in the wreck. Why Do Rollover Accidents Occur? How Can I Avoid One? Unfortunately, rollover accidents can lead to serious personal injuries or death. According to Consumer Reports, “although rollovers occur in only about 3 percent of all serious crashes, they account for about 30 percent of people killed while riding in a passenger vehicle.” Though rollover accidents are rare, there are actions drivers can take to prevent them. Most rollover accidents occur when narrower vehicles (SUVs, vans) round curves or have a sudden…
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