Body of Man Killed in Solo Car Accident Identified

A man  who was killed in a solo vehicle accident on July 27 was identified as Danilo Rivera a 27-year-old resident of Aliso Veijo.  Rivera died at around 2:30 a.m. after his car hit tree on the shoulder of the southbound I-405 at Irvine Center Drive.  Witnesses on the scene told authorities that the 1991 Mazda that Rivera had been driving was weaving in and out of lanes before swerving to the right shoulder and hitting the tree.  The vehicle caught on fire with the trapped Rivera inside.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Because the body had been badly burnt investigators had to wait until dental records came back to confirm the identity of the dead man.

There could be many reasons why Rivera was weaving in and out of traffic. One of them could be that he was in hurry to get to wherever he was going and he  blew caution to the wind.  The other is that something happened to his vehicle because of a malfunctioning or defective auto part and he was trying to control the vehicle.  If it was the latter, the surviving family could pursue a product liability lawsuit against the automaker.

If you or someone you know has suffered a loss due to defective auto parts or vehicle there is a chance you could file a wrongful death lawsuit under product liability.  To be sure, call us today at (888) 845-9696 and schedule a free consultation.  The attorneys at TorkLaw are familiar with wrongful death litigation and will fight for your rights to due compensation under the law when an automaker fails to protect the public interest.  Call today.


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