Car Flips Over Guardrail in Suffolk Crash
Police say a multi-vehicle collision in Suffolk was caused by a last-minute lane change. The June 12, 2017 accident on route U.S. 58 occurred just after 11:30 in the morning. A Chevrolet pickup truck changed lanes too quickly, causing another car to flip. The vehicle crashed over the guardrail and into the trees.
The driver of the pickup was not injured in the crash, but the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with injuries. No charges have been filed against the driver of the pickup, but the investigation into the accident is ongoing.
It’s not clear how exactly the accident occurred, but many cars flip in this manner when they collide with an object. A curb, a sign, or another car can all lead to the vehicle flipping unexpectedly. While we might normally expect rollovers to result from very serious car crashes, that is not always the case. Even just a minor clip of the vehicle can cause the entire car to rollover.
How can you prevent your car from rolling over in an accident? Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do if another vehicle strikes you. That’s why it pays to drive defensively. Leave plenty of room in front of your car and to the sides. If you recognize another driver as potentially distracted, aggressive or careless, allow them to pass and stay out of their way.
While it’s not possible to prevent every kind of accident, leaving plenty of space between you and other drivers can help stop rollovers.
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