A 21-year-old man died in the early morning of July 1st, 2007 after the sport utility vehicle in which he was a passenger, flipped over on the freeway, according to an article in The Orange County Register.
Cesar Sanchez was reportedly ejected from the Ford Excursion after the SUV rolled over at about 1:22 a.m. as the vehicle was traveling eastbound on the 91 Freeway to the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway transition.
The driver of the Excursion, whose name was not released, lost control of the SUV for an unknown reason, California Highway Patrol officials told the newspaper. After the driver lost control and turned sharply off the shoulder, the Excursion flipped three times throwing Sanchez out of the vehicle. He was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where he was
pronounced dead shortly thereafter. No information was released about the driver’s identity or his condition. Also, it is not known whether Sanchez was wearing his seatbelt when the SUV rolled over.
This is a tragic accident, but unfortunately when I see these articles in the newspaper I’ve almost come to expect that the SUV that rolled over and caused the fatality is probably a Ford Explorer, Expedition or Excursion. Many articles don’t name the make of the SUV, but this one is an exception.
At Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, we’ve fought for and obtained millions of dollars from Ford Motor Co. for a host of defective products in their vehicles – from compact cars to SUVs. In fact, we are about to go to trial on a similar Excursion rollover case where the vehicle’s roof caved in paralyzing a Los Angeles school teacher. We’ve spent months testing the roof and the way it crushed on impact seriously injuring the people inside. We’re increasingly finding out that these injuries and fatalities can be prevented if only Ford had taken care of it at the time of manufacturing.
To add insult to injury, experts have testified it would’ve cost Ford a mere $100 to fix the problem by strengthening the roof pillars. In my opinion, this is negligence of the worst kind because Ford officials, their engineers and designers know exactly what’s wrong and what
needs to be fixed, yet do nothing – absolutely nothing – about it. It’s this attitude that fuels my passion to fight industry giants like Ford and help my clients get the fair compensation they deserve.
Today our severely injured former Los Angeles Montessori school teacher client and her husband were in the office discussing Ford’s offer to settle her case. Although the offer is substantial, it does not cover her medical expenses from the past or the care she needs in the future. What about the pain and suffering from her permanent completely debilitating injury and the life time of lost wages?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a SUV rollover accident or in an auto accident, please contact me, John Bisnar, for your free and confidential consultation. 800-259-6373.