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August 14, 2012

Two Hospitalized after San Diego Ford Explorer Rollover Crash

Two men suffered injuries in a San Diego car crash after the SUV in which they were traveling went out of control and rolled over multiple times. According to a 10News report, the rollover crash occurred the night of August 13, 2012 on the Interstate 5 just south of Del Mar Heights Road. California Highway Patrol officials say it is not clear what caused the vehicle to go out of control. The Ford Explorer SUV landed on its wheels after rolling over several times, trapping the two men inside. They were extricated and transported to a local hospital. Their injuries have been described as non-life-threatening.

My heart goes out to the injured victims of this rollover crash. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.

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August 6, 2012

Driver Killed in Tustin Car Accident

Tyler Macchiavello, 20, was killed in a Tustin car accident after he was ejected from the Ford Explorer SUV he was driving. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal rollover accident occurred the morning of August 3, 2012 on the northbound 55 Freeway at the Interstate 5. California Highway Patrol officials say the Ford SUV flipped and Macchiavello was ejected from the SUV. He had been traveling in the number two lane when he swerved into the number four lane. Officials suspect that he was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to an area hospital with major injuries. He died about 13 hours after the crash. An investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest sympathies to the family members and friends of Tyler Macchiavello for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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April 16, 2012

Huntington Beach Car Accident Involves Suspected Drunk Driver

Two people were injured in a Huntington Beach car accident after a suspected drunk driver struck the center median. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the DUI collision occurred on Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Avenue and Seapoint Street in Huntington Beach, the evening of April 13, 2012. Officials say a driver was speeding while under the influence, when the vehicle hit the center median and forced a second vehicle to overturn. Two passengers in the overturned vehicle were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the speeding vehicle was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.

My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this Orange County car accident. I wish them the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.

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April 5, 2012

Driver Injured in Costa Mesa Car Accident

A driver was injured in a Costa Mesa car accident after three vehicles collided and an SUV overturned, the morning of April 4, 2012. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the rollover accident occurred at the intersection of South Coast Drive and Harbor Boulevard. Officials have not released any information regarding how the collision occurred. The male driver of the Toyota Rav4 SUV sustained moderate injuries and had to be rescued from his overturned vehicle.

My thoughts and prayers are with the driver of the SUV injured in this three-car crash. I wish him the very best for a complete and quick recovery.

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March 16, 2012

Orange County Man Killed in Rollover Accident

Zachary Butcher, 20, of Lake Forest, was fatally injured in a Riverside County car accident after the pickup truck in which he was a passenger rolled over, the night of March 14, 2012. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal rollover crash occurred on the Ortega Highway near Decker Canyon Road in Lake Elsinore. California Highway Patrol officials said 21-year-old Delbert Parada was driving a 2005 Ford F-150 when he lost control while trying to negotiate a curve. He then overcorrected causing the truck to roll over. Another vehicle crashed into the truck after it overturned on the highway. Butcher, who was sitting in the left rear passenger seat of the truck, died from his injuries. It is not clear if anyone else was injured here. The investigation is ongoing.

I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Zachary Butcher for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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October 21, 2011

Orange County Rollover Accident Leaves Two Injured

Two female drivers were injured in an Orange County car accident involving five vehicles, the morning of October 20, 2011. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the car accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway, near the 73 Freeway, in Costa Mesa. Officials say that a Toyota Solara was travelling at a high rate of speed before colliding with a Ford Explorer, a Lincoln limousine, an airport shuttle van and a Hyundai Tiberon. The Ford Explorer rolled over during the collision and the female driver was injured. The driver of the Solara was ejected from her vehicle during the collision. It is not clear if the driver of the Solara will be cited for the crash. An investigation is ongoing.

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September 19, 2011

Woman Killed in Orange County Rollover Accident

Taylor Sams Orange County Auto AccidentTaylor Sams, 18, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was killed in an Orange County car accident after the pickup truck in which she was a passenger went out of control and rolled over. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal rollover crash occurred early morning on September 18, 2011 on the 241 toll road, near Portola Parkway, in Lake Forest.

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June 3, 2011

Women Killed in SUV Rollover Accident

Car accident lawyer in Los AngelesTeresa Lynn Cramer, 46, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident when her Chevrolet Suburban went out of control, rolled over and crashed. According to a City News Service report, the fatal rollover accident occurred on the eastbound 60 Freeway in Montebello the morning of June 1, 2011. Cramer was travelling in her SUV when it veered out of control, overturned, struck a light pole and ejected her. Officials are investigating the cause of this fatal crash.

My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Teresa Lynn Cramer following this tragic rollover accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), four people were killed and 239 were injured in Montebello car accidents. During that same year, there were 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries reported due to Los Angeles County car accidents.

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December 21, 2010

Toddler Killed in Fresno Car Accident

A 3-year-old boy was killed in a Fresno car accident when the Chevy Suburban he was riding in rolled over on the highway. According to a news report in The Fresno Bee, the fatal car accident took place on Highway 180 near Fowler Avenue in southeast Fresno the afternoon of December 19, 2010. When the SUV rolled over, the 3-year-old Sanger boy was ejected from the vehicle and pinned underneath it. It is unclear what lead to the rollover or if the young victim was wearing a seatbelt.

My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the boy killed in this tragic car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.

Fresno Car Accident Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 33 people were killed and 1,485 were injured in Fresno car accidents. During the same year, there were 127 fatalities and 3,323 injuries reported as a result of car accidents in Fresno County.

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August 13, 2009

San Diego Car Accident Involves Ford Explorer Rollover

Charlotte Lorraine Winn, 73, was killed in a August 10, 2009 San Diego car accident after she lost control of her 2001 Ford Explorer SUV and crashed on Route 79, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Winn was heading north on the highway when she lost control of the Explorer, which ran off the pavement and rolled over several times. The SUV came to rest against a tree on the west side of the road, California Highway Patrol officials said. Winn was airlifted to an area hospital where she died. Her 68-year-old husband, who was a passenger in the SUV, reportedly suffered moderate injuries.

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July 9, 2009

San Bernardino Fatal Rollover Car Accident

Robert William Cusack, 47, was killed in a San Bernardino rollover car accident near Highway 395 and Shadow Mountain Road in Adelanto on July 4, 2009, according to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press. Cusack was heading east on Shadow Mountain Road in a black 2007 Toyota Tacoma, when the truck left the roadway and rolled over several times. Cusack was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after the car crash. California Highway Patrol officials are still trying to determine what caused Cusack's truck to leave the roadway.

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Robert William Cusack for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved this man. Please keep them in your prayers.

According to California Highway Patrol's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), in 2007, there were three fatalities and 32 injuries involving car accidents in Adelanto. In San Bernardino County, 308 deaths and 9,920 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at least 10,000 fatal traffic accidents in the United States each year involve rollover crashes.

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December 5, 2008

Ford Crown Victoria Rollover Accident Injures Man

William Finke, an 82-year-old passenger in a 2000 Crown Victoria, was seriously injured in a rollover collision in Dixon, California, on December 1, 2008. According to a news article in The Vacaville Reporter, the 12/1/08 rollover crash occurred on Highway 113 about a half mile south of Midway Road. The Ford’s driver, 80-year-old Beatrice Finke who was northbound on the highway, lost control of the 2000 Crown Victoria, crossed the southbound lane and rolled twice coming to rest in a dry canal.

William Finke was trapped in the vehicle for about 15 minutes until fire crews freed him from the wreckage. The driver, Betty Finke, was treated and released at an area hospital for minor injuries.

This was no doubt a close call for this elderly couple. I’m glad that they survived this horrific rollover accident and I wish them both the very best for a complete recovery.

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November 25, 2008

Man Killed In Rollover Crash On Highway 18

A 23-year-old La Verne man who died in a vehicle rollover accident on Highway 18 on November 22, 2008, has been identified as Timothy Richard Dewhurst, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. Dewhurst, a passenger, was ejected from the 2003 Subaru station wagon when it rolled over near the westbound side of Highway 18 near Orchard Drive. He suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

My heart goes out to the family of Timothy Richard Dewhurst, who died in this tragic rollover accident. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Rollover accidents are among the most common and most catastrophic types of crashes that occur on our roadways today. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people are killed and more than 24,000 people suffer catastrophic injuries in rollover crashes every year in the United States.

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