Teen Driver Rolls Car and Injures Four, Including Himself

Date: September 20, 2013
Location: Hershey, Oregon
Names: Justin Duca, Victor Grandy, Wyatt Edington, 10-year-old Hershey resident

A rollover near Hershey on September 20 caused serious injuries to three teens and minor injuries to a 10-year-old boy according to a press release.

The accident occurred when Justin Duca, 16, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer on the Oregon Trail Road over the speed limit and lost control of the vehicle, which rolled over and over before landing in a ditch.

Duca sustained serious injuries while two of his passengers, Victor Grandy and Wyatt Edington, were also taken to hospital. A ten-year-old passenger who was wearing a seatbelt sustained minor injuries.

We extend our sympathies to the injury victims and hope they recover quickly and completely.

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.

About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on October 1, 2013, in Automobile Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors, Portland personal injury attorneys, rollovers, speeding and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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