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Garden Grove Marine Killed in Rollover Crash


Robert Telles Jr., 25, a U.S. Marine was killed in a rollover crash in Orange the morning of May 4, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal rollover crash occurred on the northbound 57 Freeway near the Chapman Avenue exit. California Highway Patrol officials said Telles was driving a 1991 Honda CR-X at about 65 mph when he swerved from the middle lane and crashed into the concrete railing near Chapman Avenue. The vehicle rolled over and landed on its roof. Telles was pronounced dead at the scene.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family members and friends of Robert Tells, Jr., who was not only a U.S. Marine, but also worked with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Please keep his loved ones in your prayers.

Traffic Accident Statistics

According to CHP’s 2013 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 851 injuries reported as a result of Orange car accidents. In Orange County as a whole, 165 people died and 13,837 were injured as a result of traffic accidents in 2013.

Rollover Crash

Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Honda car lost control and crashed into the concrete railing. The vehicle rolled over and landed on its roof and Telles succumbed to his injuries on the spot. When a single-vehicle rollover crash occurs, there are a number of questions that must be asked.

Why did the driver lose control of the vehicle? Was there a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction in the vehicle, which caused the loss of control? Was another vehicle involved? Was there some type of debris on the roadway, which caused the driver to lose control?

Liability Issues

In such cases, in addition to looking into who or what caused the accident, it is important to look into whether a vehicle defect, design defect or lack of safety features caused or contributed to the incident. If that was the case, the automaker or the automaker can be held accountable for the victim’s wrongful death. A renowned product defect law firm will be able to conduct independent vehicle crash tests and determine precisely what occurred.

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