North Carolina Rollover Accident Involving Van Causes 17 People to Sustain Injuries
HENRICO, NC – According to an online news article published by www.wric.com, 17 people are injured following a rollover accident involving a van.*
A rollover accident in Northampton County involving a van has left 17 people injured. Reports indicate that the van was carrying young Jewish men attending a summer program.
The evening accident happened near the intersection of River Road and Post Office Road. First responders on the scene discovered that 17 people had been injured. A total of 11 victims sustained non-urgent injuries, while 5 people sustained urgent injuries, and 1 person was in critical condition.
Local firefighters rescued one victim who was trapped inside the van. Each of the injured passengers was transported to Halifax Regional Medical Center of Roanoke Rapids and Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center of Emporia for treatment.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate the accident. It is unclear what caused the rollover accident to happen, and whether any other vehicles were involved in the accident. It is also unclear what type of van was involved in the accident.
Rollover Accidents Involving Large Vans and Charter Buses
Vehicles that have the capacity to carry numerous passengers are typically considered safe. However, many of these vehicles do not have seatbelts for passengers. As such, if an accident happens, there is nothing to keep the passengers strapped in. Additionally, because large vans and charter buses sit higher than standard passenger vehicles, there is a greater chance of a rollover accident happening.
Causes of such rollover accidents are wide-ranging and depend upon what factors contributed to the accident. Examples of some common causes of rollover accidents involving large vans and charter buses include, among others, the following:
- Striking a curb while trying to make a right-hand turn;
- Inexperienced driving;
- Poor weather conditions;
- Inattentive driving;
- Driving while intoxicated (although rare in accidents involving vehicles carrying many passengers);
- Failure to properly negotiate a curve;
- Tire failure (blowouts); and
- Brake failure.
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