Rollover accidents can be some of the most dangerous and deadly incidents on New Hampshire roads. When vehicle occupants are not using their seatbelts and a rollover occurs, they are often ejected from the vehicle, which greatly increases the likelihood of serious injury or death. High-clearance SUVs and trucks are even more likely to be involved in a rollover accident because of their high center of gravity. Late last month, an SUV lost control and rolled over near a Portsmouth intersection, ejecting several occupants and leaving at least one woman dead.
According to a local news report discussing the tragic accident, a Porsche SUV with at least 6 occupants was approaching a roundabout intersection in Portsmouth at about 1:45 AM on November 24th. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and the driver lost control of the vehicle, and it began to roll. According to investigators, the vehicle rolled several times off the roadway, and several passengers were ejected in the process. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported six injured occupants to nearby hospitals. One 21-year-old female passenger died from the crash later that morning. The article notes that investigators believe that impairment and speed both played a role in the crash.
Drunk driving continues to be one of the biggest threats to the safety of New Hampshire drivers. Drunk drivers not only put themselves and other drivers at risk but their passengers as well. Consuming alcohol impairs decision-making, judgment, as well as driving ability. Drunk drivers commonly drive too fast to safely maintain control of their vehicle, and cause an accident as a result. Passengers (or their families) who are injured or killed in an accident caused by a New Hampshire drunk driver may be entitled to compensation from the drunk driver or their auto insurance company. Most New Hampshire drivers have bodily injury liability insurance coverage on their vehicles, which covers injuries or death to passengers in their vehicle in the event of an accident. Although New Hampshire does not require auto insurance coverage, uninsured drivers can still be held accountable by taking action against them personally.
Have You Been Injured by a Drunk Driver?
There’s no excuse for driving drunk, and a qualified New Hampshire personal injury attorney will know how to help accident victims and their families hold irresponsible drunk drivers accountable for their choices.If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a New Hampshire DUI accident, it is possible to hold the guilty party accountable for your loss. The dedicated NH personal injury attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates understand how to obtain and collect judgments for DUI cases, and we want to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. If you have questions about a potential claim, contact us today. To schedule a free initial consultation and discuss your case, reach out to our office at 800-804-2004.