Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Driver Dies in Lakeside Rollover Accident

“How Stuff Works” stated that a rollover accident is the deadliest risk that minivan, truck, and SUV occupants can face while on the roads. True enough, another man recently died after his SUV overturned in Lakeside.

According to reports, a 1994 Jeep Cherokee that was being driven by a 49-year-old man from Valley Center went off the road onto a soft shoulder.

When the driver saw that the SUV was moving towards a call box, he suddenly overreacted and flipped the vehicle, said police.

The SUV landed on its wheels near the four-lane road’s median. Although the driver was wearing his seatbelt, he still died when the vehicle’s roof collapsed.

Reports said he sustained massive head injuries.

Authorities closed at least one northbound state Route 67 lane for numerous hours to give way for the investigation.

The man’s identity was withheld by the authorities and will be only released after his family has been notified.