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Pregnant Woman Loses Baby in Baker County Accident

Posted on June 23, 2011

A 24-year-old pregnant woman was seriously injured and lost her unborn child in a Saturday, June 18, in an early morning single-vehicle crash in Baker County, according to a report on Channel 4. The young woman and her 21-year-old passenger were both wearing a seat belt and escaped the SUV that went off the road and struck a tree before erupting in flames. The young woman from Macclenny was traveling eastbound on County Road 250 around 6 a.m. when she began drifting off the road and then over-corrected the SUV, which then spun clockwise. The woman was 24-weeks pregnant and was taken to Shands Jacksonville but the baby was lost. An investigation into this Florida car crash is underway.

Without a doubt, one of the most common causes of automobile crashes involve just a single vehicle that for some reason drifts off the road and is overcorrected by a panicked driver. In most cases the vehicle continues down the road, but in some instances, the vehicle becomes unstable and begins to spin or flip, sometimes multiple times.

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA), SUVs have the highest rollover rate of any class of vehicle. This article does not say what type of SUV was involved or its year, but until the mid 2000’s most did not come equipped with electronic stability control (ESC) which helps the driver maintain control during an extreme steering maneuver and keeps the car heading in the driver’s intended direction. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports more than 10,000 people are killed in rollover accidents every year.

Farah & Farah has an open door policy to listen to the specifics of your traffic accident that may have involved a rollover vehicle. If a defectively designed vehicle led to your injury or a loved one’s death, our Florida auto product liability attorneys may be able to able to hold the auto manufacturer liable for your losses.

Source: http://www.news4jax.com/news/28297895/detail.html