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Rollover Accident in Elmore County Sends 7 to the Hospital

Posted on Apr 27, 2014


ELMORE COUNTY -- Elmore County Sheriff’s Deputies report that a 2004 Ford Excusion was traveling eastbound on I-84 when the driver lost control and veered off the road on the right shoulder causing the Excursion to roll over several times before stopping on its roof.  All 7 occupants (2 adults and 5 children) were taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon shortly after 5:00 p.m. Two occupants were flown to by Life Flight to the St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center located in Boise, Idaho.  St. Alphonsus is  a local regional trauma center for the Treasure Valley.  Five passengers were taken to the hospital by ground ambulance. One of the adults were reported as not wearing a seat belt when the adult was ejected from the vehicle, however, the failure to wear a seat belt in Idaho is not admissible in a court of law to prove either comparative negligence or failure to mitigate damages. See, e.g., http://www.mortonlawyers.com/faqs/seat-belt-defense.cfm. The other adult had to be extricated from the vehicle due to the severity of the damage to the Excursion.

The accident is currently under investigation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle crash due to the negligence of another, it is wise to consult with an experienced trial attorney before talking with claims adjuster to determine your legal rights and remedies particularly with regard to rendering a recorded statement (see http://www.mortonlawyers.com/library/recorded-statements.cfm) or signing a blanket authorization (see http://www.mortonlawyers.com/library/blanket-authorizations.cfm)

Boise Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accident Trial Lawyer Alan Morton has over 31 years of experience helping victims of negligence in recovering their damages associated with personal injury from insurance companies for injuries arising from motor vehicle collisions throughout the State of Idaho and beyond. You may be able to contact Mr. Morton for an initial free consultation at 208.344.5555 or toll free at 888.716.8021 or by completing the online contact form at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/contact.cfm. His biography is also located at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/bio/alan-morton.cfm and his client’s testimonial page is located at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/testimonials.cfm. 

Call Mr Morton for an initial free consultation.  He would be happy to speak with you about the facts of your claim and to schedule a free initial consultation in a confidential setting.  If you are unable to meet with him at his office, he would be happy to travel to you to visit with you at your home, office, hospital room or other convenient location.  Call him. Right now! He would be happy to take your call. 

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Alan Morton
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