Robert William Cusack, 47, was killed in a San Bernardino rollover car accident near Highway 395 and Shadow Mountain Road in Adelanto on July 4, 2009, according to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press. Cusack was heading east on Shadow Mountain Road in a black 2007 Toyota Tacoma, when the truck left the roadway and rolled over several times. Cusack was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after the car crash. California Highway Patrol officials are still trying to determine what caused Cusack’s truck to leave the roadway.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Robert William Cusack for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. I offer my deepest sympathies to everyone who knew and loved this man. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), in 2007, there were three fatalities and 32 injuries involving car accidents in Adelanto. In San Bernardino County, 308 deaths and 9,920 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2007. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at least 10,000 fatal traffic accidents in the United States each year involve rollover crashes.
Based on this newspaper report, it is not clear what caused this tragic accident. There is no indication in the newspaper account that Cusack was speeding, driving recklessly, under the influence or falling asleep at the wheel. Cusack’s family members may want to consult with an experienced California personal injury lawyer who has a successful track record of handling auto product liability cases. Was this rollover accident caused by a mechanical malfunction or product defect in the Toyota Tacoma? Cusack’s family would be well-advised to preserve the Tacoma in its current condition, unaltered, so it can be thoroughly examined by an expert for evidence of malfunction or product defects.
If an accident is caused by a defective product, the victim’s family would be able to seek compensation from the car maker or manufacturer of the defective product to cover medical/funeral expenses, loss of wages and other related damages. Family members of deceased car accident victims may be able to file what are known as, wrongful death claims. If you have been the victim of a defective auto product, please consult with an experienced California personal injury lawyer before you take the next step. The best personal injury law firms always offer a free and comprehensive initial consultation.