Indian River County, FL (July 13, 2019) - One person is dead and two others injured after a rollover crash in Indian River County. The crash happened on Friday, July 12th, in Vero Beach.
According to Major Eric Flowers with the Florida Highway Patrol, a blue SUV was traveling northbound when the car rolled over and landed on its roof. There were three occupants of the vehicle at the time of the rollover. 30-year-old Jalisa Moreland and 39-year-old Taryn Martin Session suffered injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the SUV was killed in the crash. Police have not identified the deceased victim at this time, pending notification of family. Investigators believe that a tire blow-out caused the car to flip.
The northbound lanes of I-95 were shut down following the crash but reopened about an hour later. FHP is still investigating.
Our sympathies are extended to the family of the victim killed in this rollover crash.
Fatal collisions take place about eight times per day in Florida, and there were nearly 3,000 reported vehicle fatalities last year. When rollover crashes occur, they can cause death and serious injury to vehicle occupants. In the case of a tire blow-out, there may be a potential claim against a tire manufacturer if the tire itself was defective and caused the crash to occur.
After being involved in a car accident, it is important to have an experienced Florida personal injury lawyer on your side right away. At Rubenstein Law, we are here for you at any time. To schedule your free consultation, give us a call at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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