Two people died this past week in separate fatal single-vehicle rollover crashes—one in Indio and the other in Apple Valley. The first crash occurred last Friday, June 16, on I-10 near Golf Center Parkway. Police say 20-year-old Eduardo Ruano was traveling west on I-10 in a 2015 Chevrolet Camaro when his vehicle drifted to onto the shoulder and overturned down an embankment.
Ruano suffered major injuries in the crash, which occurred around 11:30 p.m. He was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries the following Wednesday. The fatal crash remains under investigation.
On Sunday morning, the driver of a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling east on Tussing Ranch Road when he lost control of the truck. The driver struck a dirt berm, causing the truck to roll over. Police say the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the truck. He died at the scene.
Why do Fatal Single-Vehicle Rollover Crashes Occur?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most fatal rollover accidents are single-vehicle crashes. Additionally, rollover crashes are the most likely types of crashes to result in fatalities.
The NHTSA reports that speed is a common factor in a majority of fatal rollover crashes. Most occur where the speed limit is 55 mph or higher. Failure to wear a seat belt also contributes to rollover crash fatalities. Nearly 75% of fatal rollover crash victims were not using restraints.
“Our thoughts are those who lost their loved ones in these rollover crashes,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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