Yesterday, at 1:30 a.m., a man driving near the 312 bridge in St. Augustine, Florida, died after he lost control of his pickup truck causing it to roll over repeatedly. The man, only 18 years old, was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown from the truck.
Unfortunately, rollover accidents almost always cause the ejection of vehicle occupants that are not seatbelted. Being thrown from a vehicle can cause severe personal injury or death. Such injuries occur from striking the inside of the vehicle, being thrown through a window, by the vehicle landing on the person, or by striking the ground.
Wearing a seatbelt is the law in Florida, and for good reason. As Jacksonville accident lawyers, we often see situations where a rollover occurs with seatbelted passengers surviving the accident while those not seatbelted are ejected and either seriously injured or killed.
If you have any questions regarding a vehicle accident or truck accident, please call our Jacksonville and St. Augustine injury lawyers for a free consultation.