College Station Man Killed in Rollover Accident Despite Seatbelt Use

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 30-Jan-2012

A single-vehicle rollover accident left a College Station man dead, early Saturday morning, when he was ejected from his SUV despite wearing a seatbelt, police said.

The driver of the Jeep, identified as 23-year-old Tom Andrew Vestal, Jr. was traveling southbound on U.S. 183 near Hwy 138, when he lost control of the SUV and veered off the interstate.

The impact of the rollover caused Vestal to be ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the College Station rollover accident.

Despite the importance of wearing a seatbelt, sometimes, the same equipment designed to protect vehicle occupants can fail. A variety of factors can prevent seatbelts from restraining drivers and passengers during an accident, including; poor vehicle and equipment design and faulty materials that can rip, tear or latch improperly.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed because of safety equipment failure in a vehicle during a car accident or rollover, call our defective auto product attorneys in Bryan, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our product liability attorneys in Texas online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our Texas law firm for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, investigative team and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the fatal car accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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