A 37-year-old Garden Grove man died in a surface street two-car auto accident this morning in Santa Ana, California, according to a report by CBS News.
A Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by Juan Uriostegui of Garden Grove, was traveling westbound on First Street when it collided with a Mitusbishi Eclipse traveling southbound on Euclid about 1:30 a.m., Sgt. Pete Bollinger of the Santa Ana Police Department reported.
One of the vehicles an a red light. However, it was not yet clear which vehicle failed to stop, according to the police.
A passenger in the Mitsubishi was not injured and the driver sustained minor injuries, Bollinger said.
The report stated that Mr. Uriostegui died when his truck rolled over.
I am wondering why Mr. Uriostegui died. Was he unbelted when the accident occurred and ejected from his vehicle? Did his seat belt system fail? What about his airbags? Possibly the roof of his F-150 did not support the weight of the pickup truck when it rolled over and it crushed in on Mr. Uriostegui.
I strongly suggest that Mr. Uriostegui’s family have his F-150 fully inspected by experts to determine if their is some type of automobile defect, like a restraint system failure or a roof system failure, that caused or contributed to Mr. Uriostegui’s death.
A pickup truck’s roof should not crush in so far as to kill the driver in a rollover accident, especially a relatively low speed roll.