SAGINAW, TX — Four people were rushed to the hospital after a rollover car accident that was reported in Saginaw, Texas on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. News reports out of the Dallas Fort Worth area said that the accident happened sometime Wednesday night.
Four people, including two children were taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle rollover that happened in the 300 block of East Bailey Boswell Road. The news did not say what started the accident, only that the vehicle left the road and rolled an unspecified number of times. Two of the victims were believed to have been ejected from the car in the accident.
The four occupants were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries following the accident.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is helping local police with the accident.
Scene of the Accident
View of the Road
In my line of work, I field so many questions about passengers’ rights in single vehicle accidents. Now, because passengers are almost always familiar acquaintances with the driver of the car, things can get a little sensitive so I think it’s best to take a step back and look at the accident in a clinical, legal fashion. Outside of reaching over the center console and grabbing the wheel, passengers rarely have any input or control over the vehicle they are in. On top of that, when a driver elects to take a passenger in their vehicle, they enter into an unspoken contract that essentially says “I will drive in a lawful and safe manner as to not harm my passengers”. If drivers are speeding, reckless, or break a law that results in an accident, then the driver will more than likely be faulted, and held responsible