Traffic Accident – Rollover on IH 37 Access – Sharpsburg

10.9.2011/4:13pm   IH 37 @ Sharpsburg   Traffic Accident/Rollover   C1107294/1110090089

Officers responded to a rollover accident at the IH 37 @ Sharpsburg where a vehicle had rolled over. Officers arrived and found a 2002 Ford Taurus on its rooftop when they arrived. Inside of the vehicle were the driver Alberto J. Rodriguez (2.9.1972) and a passenger Maria Jasso (60 yrs of age). Medic units were able to get both occupants out of the vehicle and take them to Spohn Memorial for injuries.

The initial investigation, by Officers at the scene, indicate that Rodriguez was traveling East on the 4400 block of Sharpsburg and attempted to turn North onto 12600 Up River Road. He lost control of his vehicle and struck a “caution” sign. The vehicle then rolled and landed on its rooftop trapping the driver and his passenger.

Rodriguez was issued citations for “Fail to Control Speed”, “Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility” and “No Driver’s License”. Officers at the scene suspected Rodriguez to be under the influence of alcohol as well. All paperwork was filled out for a possible “Driving While Intoxicated” charge.