In terms of auto accidents, few are as terrifying as a rollover crash. A rollover crash means a complete loss of control of the vehicle and the potential for very serious injuries or death. The National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) reports that rollover crashes make up one-fifth of all fatal crashes in the U.S.
Patch.com reported on the evening of Monday, March 26th about a fiery rollover crash in El Cajon that left four people seriously injured.
Emergency crews including fire and police responded to a call that dispatchers received at approximately 9:15 p.m. First responders and police arrived at the scene on Avocado Avenue to find a Toyota minivan in flames and four people who were ejected from the van during the rollover crash. Eyewitnesses to the crash said that the 2008 Toyota minivan filled with four occupants was traveling at a high rate of speed along Avocado Avenue. When the driver lost control, the vehicle became airborne, struck a rock wall, and was launched into a rollover crash. During the crash, all four occupants were ejected from the vehicle and onto the pavement.
When the Toyota minivan came to a rest, it burst into flame. The fire spread from the crashed vehicle to a nearby utility pole. Heartland Fire and Rescue were on the scene to extinguish the fire and help the four accident victims who were described as being in their late teens and 20’s. They were all taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Their identities have not been released.
Authorities have not determined whether impairment may have played a role in the accident.
The crash is still currently under investigation.