Bismarck’s Bizaare Week – Rollovers All Over Town – Why?
Here is hoping you have never driven by OR been IN a rollover before
Take a good look at the cover picture of this article, although this was not taken here in North Dakota, it's still a perfect example of a violent scene - a car that's been completely rolled over, upside down with smashed windows and debris scattered all over the place - the very first thing that comes into your mind when you see this is "Sure hope nobody was hurt", followed shortly by "How in the world does this happen?" - That last question has been asked a ton this week by others here in Bismarck. Some people that I have talked to have their own idea, a co-worker thinks that too many people are texting and driving "Every time I'm out on the back of my boyfriend's motorcycle, I see about six out of every ten drivers distracted by their phone..." So what is up with the rash of rollovers in Bismarck this past week?
In the news this week, not one, or even two, but Bismarck has seen three rollovers in a one-week span
I'm not the only one that is completely baffled by this, according to kfyrtv.com "Approximately two percent of all vehicle crashes involve a rollover, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Bismarck there’s been three rollover crashes in the past three days." What causes a rollover? Is it excessive speeds? Road rage? Are drivers not paying attention ( like texting ) and hitting a curb or something? This explanation makes sense to me though -"Police say different factors went into the recent accidents and they’re in the early stages of their investigations, but rollovers in town typically occur when a driver clips a parked car and overturns" kfyrtv.com reported - and of course traveling way too fast is a factor as well. There is some good news though, no fatalities have been reported.
Here is hoping that this weird, strange week of accidents will keep you focused 100% when you are behind the wheel
Don't be another statistic.