Passenger Van Rollover Accident Paralyzes Teenager
A 19-year-old Biggs teen suffered serious injuries in a passenger van rollover accident documented in a Gridley Herald article. Accident investigators say the accident occurred around 1:50 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009, on the Midway between Richvale and Durham. The van she was driving left the roadway and rolled several times. The teen was transporting a Cathy’s Christian Cottage resident to a wedding in Chino. The passenger suffered broken ribs in the accident, but the van’s driver was trapped in the wreckage of the van.
The driver suffered severe injuries that have left her paralyzed from the chest down with limited function in her arms and hands. Her neck was broken in the accident and severely stretched by the impact. She is currently being treated at a spinal cord injury rehabilitation center. Her family has planned fundraisers to help defer the costs of medical and rehabilitative care.
Passenger vans are frequently used to transport groups of people to various functions for churches, schools, sports events and many other events. Sadly, the size, center of gravity and weight distributions of these vehicles make them prone to roll over when a driver makes a sharp turn at speed to avoid an accident or debris on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a passenger van that rolled, Los Angeles passenger van rollover accident lawyer Samer Habbas may be able to help you and your family receive financial help with medical expenses that cause severe financial and emotional hardship for the victim and family. Attorney Habbas offers free consultations, so call Los Angeles passenger van rollover Accident attorney Samer Habbas today to schedule a consultation.