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Female Motorist Killed in Valley Center Rollover Car Crash

By Ross Jurewitz on November 7, 2012

A 27-year-old female motorist was killed in a rollover car crash that occurred on November 2 around 11:10 p.m. near Valley Center. According to California Highway Patrol officer Jim Bettencourt, the female motorist was driving a Nissan Versa west of Mactan Road and lost control of the vehicle due to unknown reasons.

The car veered over the road, struck a tree, and rolled over several times before it caught fire. The female motorist was pronounced dead at the accident site. Our law office sends our sincere condolences to the deceased’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Officer Bettencourt stated that it was unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this fatal rollover car crash.
Rollover accidents in San Diego can typically occur when a driver loses control, from the force of impact with another vehicle/object, or when a vehicle drives off the road from a higher ground level. Rollover accidents are more common with trucks, Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), and minivans because of their larger size and weight.

Rollover accidents sometimes involve manufacturing defects, such as roof crush, tire defects, and wheel base issues. Although it is not clear that this was the case in this Valley Center accident, manufacturing defects on this Nissan Versa will definitely need to be further investigated to be ruled out as the accident cause.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 280,000 rollover accidents occur each year with 10,000 fatalities from these accidents. In the year 2003, 15.8% of fatal passenger car accidents resulted in a rollover.

Need legal advice for your rollover accident? Call the professional attorneys with the Jurewitz Law Group at (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation. We have one of the highest levels of experience to represent our clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from vehicle rollover accidents.

Ross Jurewitz

Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

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