A woman is in critical condition after a rollover car accident on Interstate 82. The woman was driving west on the Interstate when she lost control, hit the median causing the car to flip into eastbound traffic. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was thrown from the vehicle. Her passenger was also taken to a nearby hospital but is said to be in satisfactory condition and was wearing a seat belt. It is unknown why the woman lost control of the vehicle.
Common Injuries After a Rollover Car Accident
When a vehicle turns over on its roof or side, it is considered a rollover accident. A rollover car accident is among the most dangerous types of vehicular crashes. More than 10,000 people are killed each year in a rollover accident according to safecar.gov. That means a rollover car accident accounts for the highest fatality rate.
The following are some common injuries after a rollover car accident to be aware of.
Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries
If the roof of the vehicle collapses in a rollover car accident, serious brain injuries may result. This can affect your normal functions, perhaps even permanently. Other head injuries may include skull fractures or disfiguring facial laceration from broken glass.
Spinal Cord or Back Injuries
Herniated discs are common after a rollover accident due to the force of impact on your back. Another very serious type of injury that may result from a rollover is bruised or broken spinal column injuries.
Injuries to the Neck
Whiplash is common after a car accident. If your head and neck were jerked in a way that caused your neck to overextend, you are likely experiencing neck injuries. You could also have a herniated or slipped disc in your neck which can be very painful due to nerve damage.
When an airbag fails to deploy or your vehicle does not have an airbag, you may experience broken or bruised ribs or even a crushing chest injury. Airbags help to minimize the force of impact from the crash to your chest. However, they are not always successful.
A common injury is broken bones from forceful impacts during a rollover accident. Broken arms, legs, or other bones can be extremely painful and take quite a bit of time to heal.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Torn or stretched ligaments, muscles, or tendons are very painful and common after a rollover. This kind of injury can affect your ability to move parts of your body and intrude on your day-to-day functioning because of pain.
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