Rollovers occur in 3% of serious crashes, but rollovers are responsible for 30% of passenger deaths

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Rollovers don’t occur often but then they do they can be serious.  Or deadly.  

“A vehicle rollover is among the worst things that can happen to you on the road. Although rollovers occur in only about 3 percent of all serious crashes, they account for about 30 percent of people killed while riding as a passenger in a vehicle,” Consumer Reports, April 2014  

The rollovers we are showing in this story today?  All three of them SUV’s or larger have a high center of gravity.  When shifting a higher center of gravity (higher off the roadway) it takes less effort to push it over.  

SUV vs SMALL PASSENGER CAR – 7TH AND GENEVA, JOPLIN

Notice in our story #1 as the small black vehicle at 7th and Geneva in Joplin flips the black SUV onto it’s side as it was t-boned.  All occupants of the vehicles refused medical treament.  

DUMP TRUCK ROLLOVER – CR 240, WEBB CITY TO ORONOGO

CR 240 closed from the North at Ivy Road in Oronogo to the South at Stadium Drive in Webb City for a large part of  morning. No injury to the driver of the dump truck.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report is still pending.   

SINGLE ROLLOVER SUV – MO-96, EAST OF CARTHAGE

The Missouri State Highway Patrol say this 1994 Toyota Forerunner lost control and “skidded off the left side of the roadway. Then struck a [culvert] and went through a wire fence.”  CLICK for the official report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  

[VIDEO] SUV vs SMALL PASSENGER CAR – 7TH AND GENEVA, JOPLIN

[VIDEO] DUMP TRUCK ROLLOVER – CR 240, WEBB CITY TO ORONOGO

SINGLE ROLLOVER SUV – MO-96, EAST OF CARTHAGE

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