Many of us know Highway 36 as the Denver-Boulder Turnpike. It is the easiest way to commute to University of Colorado Boulder from Denver. This highway used to be a toll road and was originally constructed in 1926. This highway is also vulnerable to closure when there is an accident. According to 9 News, the highway was closed recently because of a very serious car accident. There was a fatal roll over accident on eastbound 36. The highway was closed on both sides because of the severity of the crash. The reason for the accident remains unknown. There was not another car involved in the initial crash that caused the person to loose control of their SUV. However, the car when was rolling did hit another car. There was only fatality in the accident, which was the owner of the SUV, whose name is not being released. Highway 36 was closed for nearly two hours which caused quite a delay in traffic.
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Roll Over Accident Statistics
Roll over accidents are not very common. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified that roll over fatalities are responsible for 1/3 of all occupant fatalities almost every year. This means that although roll over accidents are a rare thing, they are also a very deadly type of accident. Over 60% of all roll over accident fatalities were in an SUV type vehicle. Small pick up trucks accounted for 45% vehicles involved in a fatal roll over accident. Many SUV type cars have a roll over rating associated with them. This number is called a SSF which stands for a Static Stability Factor. It is based upon the vehicles center of gravity, track width and height. This creates a number that creates a reference number for the vehicles to be judged by. The general rule is that if your car has a high number that means that your car has a higher risk of roll over. A general rule of thumb is you want a wide car with a low center of gravity. An Oldsmobile sedan is less likely to roll than a Jeep wrangler. The sedan would have a lower SSF rank. This is because the sedan has a low center of gravity and is wide which in comparison to the Jeep. However, this is not very accurate and always true. Many cars who have low SSF’s can still be at risk of a roll over accident.
Contact a Boulder Car Accident Attorney
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident there is a high likelihood that you will need long term care, or even physical therapy. More often than one would guess, an insurance company acts in bad faith and denies their clients insurance claim. If you find that your recovery process is being inhibited by an insurance company it is time to contact Todd Tenge a Boulder car accident attorney who is has the experience you need. When you are trying to focus on your recovery from an injury it is important that you are able to get the care you need. Todd Tenge is a dedicated lawyer who has worked with multiple clients to help them settle their insurance disputes and wants to hear from you. It is not fair that a person feel financially stressed after being involved in an accident that was not your fault. If you feel like you need your rights protected and are not receiving the medical care you deserve from the insurance company don’t stand alone, seek out an attorney who can help you today. Call Todd Tenge at (303) 665-2929.