Vuelco en calzada

06:59 Jul 30, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Road safety report
Spanish term or phrase: Vuelco en calzada
From a road safety report from the Spanish Dirección General de Tráfico.

A table listing the different types of road traffic collisions (with my translations so far):

Colisión frontal -> head-on collisions
Colisión frontal-lateral -> ?
Colisión lateral -> side collisions
Colisión por alcance -> ?
Colisión múltiple -> multiple collisions
Colisión obstáculo calzada -> collisions with fixed roadside objects
Atropello -> collisions with pedestrians
**Vuelco en calzada** -> ?
Salida calzada izquierda -> Exit to the left
Salida calzada derecha -> Exit to the right

Can anyone help with a suitable term in English which fits?
Could "Vuelco en calzada" just be "overturned vehicle in road" in English?

The other terms will be posted in separate questions for more points.

Many thanks.
Owen Munday
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:17

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4overturning accident
Lia Fail (X)
3 +1overturned on roadway
Daniel Burns



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overturned on roadway


Daniel Burns
Local time: 13:17
Native speaker of: English
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overturning accident


See page 26 of this ANSI D16.1-1996
Manual on
Classification of
Motor Vehicle Traffic

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