Family Injured in Rollover Crash in Meacham
Date: March 27, 2014
Location: West of Meacham, Interstate 84
Names: Beatriz Murillo, Lucio Mendoza
The accident occurred at around 11.37 pm, as Beatriz Murillo, 38, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban on Interstate 84. The car then slipped on black ice and Murillo lost control. The car rolled over multiple times and cross the median before halting.
Murillo, passenger Lucio Mendoza, 44, three adults, and a five year old who as not properly restrained were injured. The five year old was air lifted to St Anthony Hospital in Pendleton before being shifted to OHSU with serious injuries sustained when he was ejected during the accident. The five adults sustained non life-threatening injuries. Police continue to investigate 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.