Van Rollover on I-5 Injures Four
Date: June 25, 2013
Location: I5, southern Oregon
Names: David Staley, Trevor Heuber, 30-year-old woman, 27-year-old man
The van driven by Trevor Heuber, 29, slipped on the wet pavement and rolled over multiple times as it travelled down the gravel embankment in the Siskiyou Pass area. This caused two passengers who were not wearing seat restraints but were sitting on a custom fitted bench to be ejected. One of them, David Staley, 38, was critically injured and flown to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. Heuber, and his two other passengers a 30-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man sustained less serious injuries in the accident.
We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope they recover completely and quickly.
When a car rolls over in an accident, the results can be catastrophic. Our hearts go out to those involved in this accident, and we hope they are able to recover quickly.
Rollover accidents usually happen in one of two ways:
- When a vehicle, usually with a high center of gravity like SUVs, pickup trucks, and passenger vans, loses its balance and control after a sharp turn
- When a vehicle “trips” on something: a pothole, soft shoulder, curb or guardrail and topples over
These accidents are especially upsetting because most people believe that cars are designed to be safe: to not to roll over, and to protect the passengers if they do. In some cases, where the accident was clearly caused by poor vehicle design or faulty parts, the manufacturer or distributor may be held liable.
If you or a loved one was involved in a rollover accident caused by a poorly designed vehicle or someone else’s negligence, contact a compassionate Portland rollover attorney to discuss your case. They will start by giving you a free and honest consultation, and can help you recover compensation for your injury, pain and suffering, and wage loss.