What Should I Do When a Rollover Crash Occurs?

Above, we discussed what to do after your crash. It is also important to know what steps to take while still on scene.

If your vehicle is overturned or begins to roll, do you best to stay calm. After your vehicle stops moving, take a moment to reorient yourself to your surroundings. Conduct a quick self-assessment to check for injuries. If you do not feel you have any injuries that will restrict movement and are not trapped in your vehicle, you should prepare to exit. Be especially aware of neck pain, as this could indicate serious spinal damage, in which case you should remain still.

Also, you should make sure that there are no external hazards, such as downed power lines or steep declines, that may injure you if you exit your vehicle. Check on your passengers, if you have any. You should then exit the vehicle and call for help.