"Lost control for an unknown reason"

Posted on Jul 01, 2012

Single vehicle rollover car or SUV accidents concluding the driver lost control for some unknown reason are the most troubling. The majority of these accident causes are DWI, distractions (cell phones) or deer. Other potential causes include cows in the road at night, gravel road lack of maintenance, road washed out due to heavy rains, passengers fooling around or vehicle defects. They are never easily proven because of how long it takes grieving relatives and friends to start asking question about why and how. By then the vehicles been destroyed, the road regarded and the accident scene altered by daily traffic. These are interesting cases, but seldom do personal injury lawyers deal with them.

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Crash Information


 

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Date of Accident
6/15/2012

Time of Accident 
04:00 AM

County
Montgomery - 69

Accident occurred within corporate limits of (city)

Law Enforcement Case Number:
2012033313

Literal Description 
O AVE 1/4 M N. OF 170TH

Legal Intervention?
No

Private Property?
No

X-Coordinate:
323638.2

Y-Coordinate
4548163.

 

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1

Driver's Name - Last
PERDUE

First
RYAN

Middle
JAMES

Suffix

City
RED OAK

State
IA - Iowa, US

Zip
51566

Driver's Age
29

Citation Charge Code 1

Citation Charge 1

Gender
Male

State
IA - Iowa, US

Class
C - Non-commercial vehicle or commercial Veh w/26000 GVWR or less & either 16 Pass Design or Hazmat

Endorsements
None

Restrictions

None

Citation Charge Code 2

Citation Charge 2

Alcohol Test Given?
3 - Urine

Drug Test Given?
1 - None

Citation Charge Code 3

Citation Charge 3

Citation Charge Code 4

Citation Charge 4

Seating Position
01 - Front: Left Side / Motorcycle Driver

Injury Status
1 - Fatal

Occupant Protection
1 - None used

Airbag Deployment
5 - Not deployed

Airbag Switch Status
3 - No ON/OFF switch present

Ejection
3 - Totally ejected

Ejection Path

Trapped
1 - Not trapped

Transported to:
MCMH

Transported by:
STANTON RESCUE

Insurance Co. Name

Year
2003

Make
Ford - FORD

Model
EXPLORER

Style
SUV

Approximate Cost to Repair or Replace
6500

Initial Travel Direction
3 - South

Vehicle Action
01 - Movement essentially straight

Speed Limit
55

Point of Initial Impact
05 - Rear

Most Damaged Area
05 - Rear

Extent of Damage
5 - Severe, vehicle totaled

Underride/Override
1 - None

Total Occupants
1

Traffic Controls
01 - No controls present

Vehicle Config.
04 - Sport utility vehicle

Cargo Body Type
01 - Not applicable

Vehicle Defect
99 - Unknown

Driver Condition
9 - Unknown

Vision Obscured
01 - Not obscured

Contributing Circumstances, Driver (up to 2)

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

First Event
01 - Ran off road, right

Second Event
06 - Evasive action (swerve, panic braking, etc.)

Third Event

Fourth Event
11 - Overturn/rollover

Most Harmful Event (by vehicle)
11 - Overturn/rollover

Emergency Vehicle Type
1 - Not applicable

Emergency Status
3 - Not Applicable

Carrier Name

City

State

Zip

Number of Axles

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Placard #

Hazardous Materials Released?

ACCIDENT ENVIRONMENT

ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS
Major Contributing Circumstances:

WORKZONE RELATED?

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

Location of First Harmful Event
1 - On Roadway

Weather Conditions (up to two)
06 - Rain

Environment
9 - Unknown

Location

First Harmful Event of Crash (use codes 11-42 only)
11 - Overturn/rollover

Manner of Crash/Collision
1 - Non-collision

Roadway
01 - None apparent

Type

Light Conditions
5 - Dark, roadway not lighted

Surface Conditions
2

Type of Roadway Junction/Feature
01 - No special feature

Workers Present?

D
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A
G
R
A
M

0

 

NARRATIVE

VEHICLE 1 WAS SOUTHBOUND ON O Ave. (M-63). VEHICLE 1 LOST CONTROL FOR UNKOWN REASON, ENTERED THE NORTHBOUND DITCH AND ROLLED. THE DRIVER WAS NOT WEARING A seat belt AND WAS EJECTED OUT THE REAR WINDOW OF THE VEHICLE AS IT ROLLED. THE DRIVER SUFFERED FATAL INJURIES.

 

Officer
BULLINGTON

Badge No.
253

Time Officer Notified of Accident
04:25

Time Officer Arrived At Scene
05:19

Name of Agency
P03

Date of Report
6/15/2012

Investigation made at scene?
Yes

T.I. #

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Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death