The National Motor Vehicle Causation Study (NMVCS) by the US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration addressed an ongoing initiative to understand the cause of roll-over crashes. Roll-over crashes are one of the most fatal types of Massachusetts car accidents. These accidents refer to situations when a vehicle flips over onto its roof or side. Despite the introduction of advanced safety features, roll-over accidents continue to occur and remain a common cause of car accident fatalities.
Roll-over crashes generally involve eight types of scenarios. These include:
- Trip-over: When the vehicle suddenly slows or stops inducing a rollover.
- Flip-over: When the vehicle rotates along its longitudinal axis.
- Bounce-over: When a vehicle hits a static object and overturns.
- Turn-over- When a sharp turn caused the vehicle to rotate and turn.
- Fall-over: When a traversing slope affects a vehicle’s center of gravity.
- Climb-over: When a vehicle climbs over a barrier or an object that lifts the vehicle off the surface.
- Collision: When a crash causes the roll-over.
- End-over-end: When a crash causes the vehicle to roll on its lateral axis.